Becoming a Great Teacher

  Should youth ministers consider themselves teachers?  The short answer is 'Yes'.  Spiritual Education is exactly that – education.  I have yet to meet a youth worker in which some form of spiritu...

The Power of a Multi-Year Curriculum

For youth workers who love teaching and want to be more effective, a quality multi-year curriculum is the most powerful and best-kept secret in youth work. Discover it, create it, live it and enjoy it for years to come.

Navigating the Worldview Tug-Of-War

When I told some of my friends that I would be attending a meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers at Westmont College, their responses fell into three basic categories: • Horror: "What? Why? That ...

A Christian Allegory For The Gaming Generation

When you hear people mention “Angry Birds” or “Pokemon Go” or “World of Warcraft,” are you familiar with them? Your children certainly are. Within a week of release, Pokemon Go already had more t...

Hitting a (Teaching) Home Run

The conversation would be similar each week as I walked through the plan for that night and it would always end the same before I left the office.  I be would asked about my lesson.  Each time I would hear th...