Ministry Can Be Lonely

Ministry Can Be Lonely

Ministry can be lonely. Especially youth ministry. My first two years of ministry did not prepare me well for the next ten years. I started youth ministry as an intern at a parish with 3 full time staff members, a college intern (me), and two high school interns. It...
13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

All the clever titles have been used up, but over the last week I watched to the new Netflix Original Series, 13 Reasons Why. The series is based on a young adult novel by Jay Asher that centers on the characters of Clay Jensen and Hannah Baker. Hannah is dead and has...
Teens Behaving Badly Part 3

Teens Behaving Badly Part 3

Over the last two weeks I have shared a little about how I manage disciplining teens. We specifically focused on setting expectations in Part 1, and techniques for disciplining Part 2, and for this last part of the conversation I want to talk about how I keep myself...
Teens Behaving Badly Part 2

Teens Behaving Badly Part 2

Last week in Part 1 I shared about how my experiences being disciplined as a youth sat with me for years and formed what I do as a youth leader. I addressed what I consider the primary challenge in healthy discipline, setting boundaries and expectations. As youth...
Teens Behaving Badly – Part 1

Teens Behaving Badly – Part 1

How comfortable are you disciplining kids on a scale of 1-10? Let me tell you a story. I, Tony Vasinda, Youth Ministry Pro, used to get in trouble at youth events. I know, you’re shocked! Sometimes I was the problem, but most often I was just near the problem....

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