3 Questions That Every leader Must Answer When They Communicate

Every leader is a communicator. Now, you may lead but not with a microphone, but all leaders communicate on a regular basis in different ways. In fact, sometimes the least important way that we communicate is with a microphone. Leaders communicate through meetings every day. Leaders communicate with social media every day. Leaders communicate throughContinue reading “3 Questions That Every leader Must Answer When They Communicate”

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 andContinue reading “10 Books Every Pastor Should Read”

5 Things about your Sermons

One of the primary responsibilities of being a youth pastor is teaching. We teach a lot, and must develop our speaking. I have grown to love studying and teaching as much now than ever before. I do not consider myself a great speaker, but I am trying to improve my speaking to be the mostContinue reading “5 Things about your Sermons”

Guest Post: 10 Ways to Lose a Teen’s attention

Quick post—the top ten ways to completely bore and disconnect with those you teach: 1. Say something not worth hearing—This is basic, but if you want people to listen, start by saying something worth hearing. The number one reason we lose the attention of those we teach is that we’re not convincing them that what weContinue reading “Guest Post: 10 Ways to Lose a Teen’s attention”

7 major topics you should preach on each year in student ministry

I love the book, “the 7 checkpoints” by Andy Stanley. Andy is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church in Georgia. This is an excellent book that challenged me. It helped me and gave me some of my philosophy in our student ministry. He challenges us on 7 major things, and I have taken this, andContinue reading “7 major topics you should preach on each year in student ministry”