Managing Expectations

Do you know what is expected of you as a youth pastor or youth leader? And do your youth leaders know what is expected of them and what they can expect from you?Communicating expectations and thereby managing t...

8 Ideas for Leading the Next Generation

Any leader working with the youth of America can attest to the fact this generation is different than all others before it. Today's youth speak in a language we don't always understand, run circles around us wi...

Helping Parents Engage their Kids

  When scuba divers are down deep, it is easy for them to become confused and disoriented. Since water diffuses light, divers often find themselves surrounded by illumination, making it difficult to dis...

What’s Missing?

This young youth worker had been at her church for a couple of years, but this was the first time we were able to carve out time to chat. Up to that point, we spoke of the usual things: involvement, small gr...

Find a Safety

There’s a position on a football team that is somewhat unique - the Safety. The Safety plays defense and stands towards the back of the field, the furthest away from the football that you could imagine. The...

Asking Strategic Questions

Asking good questions can be far more beneficial than arriving at quick solutions. Sometimes it is important to take the time to reflect on our questions before acting.