Team Building for Mission Trips

Successful mission trips require preparation. Proper preparation builds and unifies teams, roots them in Scripture, equips them for cross-cultural ministry, and focuses them on Christ. Regardless of what type o...

Dating in the Digital Culture

As youth leaders we know that social media is a powerful tool and can be used for lots of good—and the not so good. In this device-driven culture, students are often tempted to pre-judge the character of a person before having really spent any significant time interacting with that person.

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...

Why You Need To Get Out Of Town

My wife and I were portaging. For the uninitiated, that's a fancy French word for "carrying a canoe over your head, until you wish God would carry you to heaven."

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.