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The Best Youth Ministry Decision Of All Time

      (End of post challenge: Break Instagram with your #lunchraffle pics!) I’m going to tell everyone a little secret. There’s one thing that will reflect and communicate a loving, safe, hopeful, helpful, magnetic, transformative Christian youth ministry...

Helping Youth Connect With Christ Causes

Yay! Today, I’m presenting a seminar in the poverty & social justice track at National Youth Workers Convention. The big thought: We can’t expect youth to be drawn to the causes of Christ unless we multiply the opportunities for them to be formed in...

What exactly do you do all day?

I don’t think anyone means any harm when they ask youth pastors what they do. “Like, what do you REALLY do, for a real job, you know… during the day?” I think people are mostly curious. It’s funny when teenagers and kids ask this question...


You Are Wanted.

How the city of Lakeland, Florida is responding to domestic human trafficking.

Feature story by Brooklyn Lindsey & Kelly Green-The Lakelander Magazine

We Never Need Nobody

The young student scribbles the words “I don’t care” across his test paper. Later, when the teacher goes to the student to ask why, the child says, “I don’t know why I wrote it. I’m hungry and just can’t think.” He just can’t think. Because he hasn’t eaten since...

That’s Going To Leave A Mark

The inked words spell out all is grace. Permanently imprinted, it’s an external symbol of an internal transformation. This year, a few friends did something remarkable together. They lived on the brink of impossible things. For Ida Mundell, a homeschooling mother of...

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