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”

Ways to get students to pay more attention during your sermon

When you speak, you notice so much. I can speak and see students texting, laughing, doodling on paper, and then the ones who are bored out of their mind. We see so much. Well, we can complain about how they are not right with God if they are not willing to pay attention, or weContinue reading “Ways to get students to pay more attention during your sermon”

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”

Book Giveaway- “Speaking to Teenagers”

  My friend, Tom Shriver blogs regularly about student ministry at tomshriver.com. Tom is giving away the book, “Speaking to Teenagers” by Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins. I encourage you to stop by his blog to enter for your chance to win. The contest ends Tuesday!! I have personally never read the book, but IContinue reading “Book Giveaway- “Speaking to Teenagers””

A Strategy for Sermon Development

Below is a guest post from my friend, Blake Appleby. This guest post challenged me as a speaker, and I felt compelled to share it with you today.  “I heard a preacher once say, “Your messages are best cooked in a crock pot, not a microwave.” I cannot disagree with this statement. I believe the more time we spendContinue reading “A Strategy for Sermon Development”