Be There

It’s not rocket science or brain surgery. You don’t have to have all the answers. You don’t need a counseling degree. You don’t have to be a seminary graduate. If you want your son or daughter to see sexual purity as a reflection of their walk with Christ, if you want them to honor God with their bodies, and if you want to one day see them flourish in a Christ-centered marriage, then it’s actually easier than you thought. You have to be there.

Green Chair

Leading from the Green Chair

I was sitting in a green vinyl chair in my Senior Pastor’s office in a South Texas rural Baptist Church. I was about a year and half into my first full-time youth ministry position, knowing that my experience as a youth pastor was as “green” as the chair I was sitting in. With that said, I was trying, and I …

People talking

People are Greater Than Programs

As we plan our Sunday morning gatherings, broken people must be at the forefront of our minds. As we look to how we plan camps and retreats, are we engaging students beyond the “spiritual high” of the program? Are your small group leaders discipling students or simple asking a few questions in their time together? These are questions we should be asking ourselves.