4 Reminders For Church Leaders To Experience Longevity

So you work in a church? Great, but you have probably experienced seasons of discouragement that make you want to quit. Being a church leader is like many jobs in that they are stressful, but it is a different type of stress. You cannot walk away from the stress. You take it home with you and see the people who give you stress on the weekends. You are called to ministry so you have an emotional and spiritual connection that is deep. Your life is centered around the church. You are alone. There is pressure to live up to a … Continue reading 4 Reminders For Church Leaders To Experience Longevity

Bursting The Bubble Of The Christian Sub-Culture

By: Mark Etheridge When you walk into a Christian bookstore, you’ve probably noticed all of the “Christian” merchandise the store offers. Perhaps you were even surprised at what all they did offer. As you make your way up and down the aisles, you will notice a variety of t-shirts, CDs, books, bumper stickers, or even some “testamints.” It’s really the Christian hub for any good Christian who wants to separate himself from the world and demonstrate to his lost friends that he is a “real” or “sold out” follower of Christ. Or is it? Many of the things I’ve listed … Continue reading Bursting The Bubble Of The Christian Sub-Culture

Terrace Crawford New Podcast is Live

PODCAST is LIVE:  The podcast will be available online at www.terracecrawford.com/blog, via iTunes, and at www.ThisWeekinYM.com!  Every Thursday there will be a new episode. PREMIERE EPISODE: This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 1: How to Jump Start Your Parent Ministry, featuring Jeremy Lee, the founder of ParentMinistry.net.  Plus+ Tony Nolan, speaker on the WinterJam Tour, drops by to talk about how you can prep your students for events. Terrace Crawford also gives you the scoop on how you can win a GoPro!   RUNNING TIME:   56 minutes. Episodes to follow will be 35 min. Continue reading Terrace Crawford New Podcast is Live

“This Week in Youth Ministry” – New Podcast Launches Thursday

My friend, Terrace Crawford is one of the best in the business when it comes to training those in youth ministry! He is still doing some awesome stuff and I want to share with you the newest awesome thing that Terrace has done. Terrace is launching a youth ministry podcast. The podcast will be entitled “This week in Youth Ministry.” This podcast will primarily feature conversations among today’s youth workers and hopefully resource youth workers in a BIG way. The podcast will be available online, via iTunes, and at www.ThisWeekinYM.com! The podcast officially launches on Thursday, February 19th!! If you love youth … Continue reading “This Week in Youth Ministry” – New Podcast Launches Thursday

4 Myths about Student Ministry

There are so many myths regarding student ministry and student pastors. I wrote a post about the 5 myths of youth pastors. You can view the post here. This post is about the myths of student ministry. Student ministry has a stigma about it. I can remember when I first went into student ministry 7 years ago, Student Ministry is 100% FUN – Most people only notice the fun in youth ministry. They notice the amusement parks, the mission trips, the camps, the games, the activities, and the overnighters. One thing that rarely gets portrayed in student ministry is the … Continue reading 4 Myths about Student Ministry