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GRIEF | 5 Ways To Help Others Through It

GRIEF | 5 Ways To Help Others Through It

It's 2:45 AM. I'm wide awake. I've learned some things about life, culture, and youth ministry while in South Asia. But I've also learned that jet-lag is a real thing and I'm still not the best at adjusting to it. The good news, I've got a few quiet hours to share...

Dear Jack

Dear Jack

Dear Jack, I don't know much about you. I do know four things. You are a student attending PLNU. You are a part of a team that thanks people for contributing to a scholarship fund. I received a thank you note from you. You are a guy. (Unless Jack is a new trendy girl...

Lead Small Together

Lead Small Together

It's been a awesome week leading and teaching on Orange Tour this fall. I love being a part of the Lead Small conversation because small groups matter to students. Providing safe and consistent small groups can be the most important thing churches can do for kids....

Life Group, Lead Small, & $100

Life Group, Lead Small, & $100

“If you want to get serious about influencing the hearts of this generation, you have to think about creating an actual, visible, consistent place where they know they belong.” ― Reggie Joiner, Creating a Lead Small Culture: Make Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong...

3 Reasons Why It’s Cool To Keep A Secret From Social Media

3 Reasons Why It’s Cool To Keep A Secret From Social Media

Our kids don't even notice our iPhone camera and are used to the fact that their mommy and daddy are writers. On some days I'm confident that our journalistic perspective will shape them positively, on other days I feel like we're going to need more money for their...

Every Youth Ministry Needs It

Every Youth Ministry Needs It

If I had to boil down what youth ministry is in two words, I'd have to choose the words HUSTLE and FAITH. Why? Because loving and serving others isn't something that just happens when you daydream about it, write about it, or mention it to a friend. It happens when...

Just Water Weekend

Just Water Weekend

Over the next few weeks I'll be posting some of the components of the JUST WATER weekend event and curriculum that we've created together with The Justice Movement. I'd love for you to check out the website and start thinking and praying about how you can get...

The Justice Movement LIVES

The Justice Movement LIVES

I'm sitting in a dark hotel room, it's 6AM and I can't sleep. Not because teenagers are running through the halls (they actually are and my youth ministry ears consider it white noise), not because I'm nervous (excited may be a better word), not because I'm jet lagged...

Grace Gave 56

Grace Gave 56

Her name is Grace. She had $56 saved in her piggy bank. It was all that she had and the exact amount that she wanted to give. Last Saturday night, I said hello to Grace who attends our church. She was walking in with her dad. I stopped to check in with them. Grace's...

Why OFF Mode is the BEST Mode (At Camp)

Why OFF Mode is the BEST Mode (At Camp)

Real quick today. I've got some wisdom for peeps heading off to summer camp! Turn your phone off and leave it alone unless you are taking pictures. (I'm saying this online so you don't punch me. But I really and truly mean it. If you turn your phone off, you will have...

5 Things Every Graduate Should Know

5 Things Every Graduate Should Know

Every year at our church's youth group grad night we watch parents share their stories about their children growing up and what they have become in what seems like a all too short amount of time.  Parents ask the same thing every year. "Where did the time go?" After...

A Reason To Stop Everything And Get Excited

A Reason To Stop Everything And Get Excited

The photos in my inbox made me jump out of my seat and yell. Yes, yell, except no one was around to hear it. It's weird not being in an office full of people trying to concentrate when this happens. Usually, I'd bust through someones office door and say, "sorry for...

Our UnFiltered Future

Our UnFiltered Future

Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains. - Proverbs 14:13 NLT I'm telling this story for Maddy.  (You can read her story by clicking on her name.) I celebrate your life and am learning from what you had to say to us. I'm also...

What’s The Reason? Part 2

What’s The Reason? Part 2

Before you can really wrestle with the reason behind why you do what you do in (fill in the blank...in my case, youth ministry) you have to embrace your own brokenness and WHO is involved in the unbreaking. Hints of this truth have ebbed into my thought life over the...

What’s The Reason?

What’s The Reason?

There are a few reasons we choose youth ministry as a lifelong career. We want every child to have the opportunity to strengthen their dodge ball skills Lock-ins - We love them so much we lose sleep over them. We have a deep appreciation for unique and unusual...

Love Your Kids More Than Likes

Love Your Kids More Than Likes

I recently did a breakout session at Orange Conference on the topic of social media in middle school. Here are the notes if you're interested in knowing more about it. It was a basic breakout going over the things a parent or leader should keep in mind when thinking...

What is purity?

What is purity?

This post is for teenagers on the subject of purity. A student recently asked a loaded question. The question came from eyes of pain. I don't know what the pain was or what had happened but it was a question posed in longing. "What is pure? I'm wondering how something...

Social Media And Technology In Middle School

Social Media And Technology In Middle School

ORANGE CONFERENCE 2015 SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL (NOTES) PRETTY PDF DOWNLOAD LINK Twitter / IG @brooklynlindsey Contact: www.brooklynlindsey.com The Justice Movement @thejustmove Orange Leaders @OrangeLeaders Nazarene Youth International @GlobalNYI...

Connecting Parents & Small Group Leaders

Connecting Parents & Small Group Leaders

I'm excited to be back at Orange Conference again this year. Tonight is going to be epic. RSVP for the live stream event and benefit from the conference in the comfort of your favorite coffee shop. (Caution, you may laugh/snort/spew if you're not careful. Please...

Five Reasons You Should Believe in Time Travel

Five Reasons You Should Believe in Time Travel

Time travel is real. Back To The Future is a movie and it is not real. But time travel is. If you think it isn't real, that's okay. But please don't tell me you don't believe in it. It's sort of like telling a five year old that the tooth fairy is really your mom or...

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