Buzz Kill

Buzz Kill

A.M.D.G. So let's get this out of the way first. I was addicted to porn for over a decade of my life. Yes, I realize that's awkward to admit when I'm in youth ministry. Setting the Table I believe the church still often fails to step up in our fight against...
April Showers

April Showers

OK, let’s get the bad joke out of the way…  If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?  Pilgrims. But there is essential truth here. We go through the challenges of showers to discover beauty. We discover that an end of lemons is the means to the...

When Awesome Volunteers Leave Your Ministry

This blog replay was originally posted on July 10, 2012. This entire series of blog posts about Leaders Always Hurt and Get Hurt was one that I felt needed to be written, especially since I had lived through all these experiences. I bet you have lived through them,...

When Awesome Volunteers Leave Your Ministry

One of the toughest things for a leader in ministry to experience is when a really good volunteer or staff member leaves your ministry. It’s bound to happen. It just hurts when they do. One of the best volunteers I had served on numerous teams for me. She grew up in...

Gossip, the Ministry Killer

The first time it happened, I was shocked! I thought that ministry wouldn’t be this way. I thought we were all supposed to love each other. What happened? I heard gossip…about me! As a naïve young adult, entering full time ministry out of college, I had a certain...

Dealing with Uncommitted Volunteers

For the past few weeks, in my series on Leader’s Always Hurt and Get Hurt, I have spent time sharing about the fact that we sometimes hurt others when we are in roles of leadership in ministry. Now, we shift views. For the next few weeks, I will share how leaders are...

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