3 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout

Burnout happens....a lot! You would be surprised the number of pastors and church leaders who are burnt out with ministry. For some, this is an internal thing where they have to fake enjoying church. For others, they quit and leave the ministry. I want to give you three simple ways to avoid burnout in your … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout

Ground Zero Training Event with Marty Von

Below is information about a counseling conference from my friend, Reba Bowman. I highly encourage anyone in ministry to try to attend this conference if possible to acquire some practical training from some proven counselors. I also would encourage you to consider bringing a few team members that help you in your specific ministry to … Continue reading Ground Zero Training Event with Marty Von

10 Books Every Pastor Should Read

I came across a survey recently by the Barna research group. The survey consisted of several stats regarding pastors and the books that they read and purchase. On average, pastors purchase 45 different titles a year. That is considerably more than the average reader across the board. This statistic got me thinking about books and … Continue reading 10 Books Every Pastor Should Read

Balancing Family and Ministry

Your family always should come before your youth ministry! Yes, we believe this, and we hear it taught all of the time, but are we living this out? That is another question in and of itself. I thought that I was living it out, and doing a good job at it, but over the past … Continue reading Balancing Family and Ministry

Signs of an Effective Small Group

Can you believe March is already here? It is insane how fast 2014 is flying by. In our student ministry, we begin small groups for the year in August when the school year starts for our students. We then conclude them in May, and do not have small groups over the summer. Throughout the year, … Continue reading Signs of an Effective Small Group

New Year’s Resolutions for Youth Pastors

As we approach the new year, we begin to hear a lot about new year's resolutions. Now, on a side note, I am not a big fan of new year's resolutions. I find that this is the only time that we hear about them. I feel that we seldom hear about them again, and we … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for Youth Pastors