4 Things Parents should Model in front of their kids

Ephesians 6:4 says, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Paul tells the church to not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and encouragement of the Lord. All discipline will fail, and all encouragement with noContinue reading “4 Things Parents should Model in front of their kids”

[Freebie Friday] Youth Leader Training Resources

My friends over at youthmin.org have provided great free resources for you to use in your student ministry. As we have come through summer and have kicked off the new school year, a new year of student ministry has kicked off! With this comes youth leader training! Do you ever wonder about material to trainContinue reading “[Freebie Friday] Youth Leader Training Resources”

[Guest Post] 3 Things Ministry Internships will teach you

I asked Mark Etheridge, our summer intern for the past 2 summers to write a short blog post on internships and what they teach you. You can connect further with Mark below: Twitter Blog “My name is Mark Etheridge and I’ve had the opportunity to be a Student Ministry Intern under Josh for the secondContinue reading “[Guest Post] 3 Things Ministry Internships will teach you”

Guest Post: 3 Things that don’t matter to your students & 3 that do

Great Guest post today that challenged me tremendously by Geoff Stewart on 3 things that don’t matter to your students and 3 things that do matter to them: Recently I have been reminded about a painful truth about ministry life and the pastor sub-culture that each of us is a part of whether we likeContinue reading “Guest Post: 3 Things that don’t matter to your students & 3 that do”

10 Conversation starters for small group leaders

Have you ever sat down with your small group, and struggled to get the conversation to where you felt it needed to be? Now, it is fairly easy to discuss sports and other things. That is important, and do not undervalue that, because those type of conversations do build relationships that should lead into moreContinue reading “10 Conversation starters for small group leaders”