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...

Run a Trivia Night Fundraiser

Finally a fundraiser you'll actually WANT to do – plus you can raise thousands of dollars for your organization in just one night! The best part is people will have so much fun they’ll be asking when you’re doing it again.

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....
Calling Your Bluff

Calling Your Bluff

It started off innocently enough: my daughter Kayla and I were enjoying some quality daughter-father time when I noticed that she had left her Disney Princess Snakes and Ladders game (and all its pieces) scattered on the floor near my bed.  I noticed because I stepped...

Are You Busy or Disciplined?

“Most of us lead busy but undisciplined lives. We have ever-expanding ‘to do’ lists, trying to build momentum by doing, doing, doing – and doing more. And it rarely works. Those who build the good-to-great companies, however, made as much use of ‘stop doing’ lists as...

Simple Yearly Disciplines

This is the fourth post in my blog replay for 2011. This entry was originally posted on June 28, 2011. This is the last in a 4-part series of articles on discipline. Part 1: Simple Daily Disciplines. Part 2: Simple Weekly Disciplines. Part 3: Simple Monthly...