Tired and Exhausted

I’m tired. I’ve been wondering what I’m doing in ministry with teens. I come home most nights feeling defeated and rejected. Our Core is tired. Our numbers at Life Nights are down. And it seems like every time I turn around someone is telling me how things can be improved […]

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From Good to Great: Relational Ministry

I love attempting to get five relational ministry things done every day. Then the phone starts ringing. The inbox starts filling up. Core members and parents start texting. The random little old lady walks in from the chapel wondering when that novena starts that she read about in the bulletin. […]

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I got you. Trust me.

A year ago, I was at Camp Covecrest with a group of teens from my parish (It really is the best camp ever, you’ve got to go if you haven’t been). Wednesday rolled around, and it was ropes course day. Now I am 5’7 and deathly afraid of heights. My […]

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Give ‘Em Heaven

Yesterday, it dawned on me how important it is to make sure that when the teens walk into our programs, they aren’t just meeting me or one of our Core Members, but that at EVERY event, they also have an encounter with our Lord. You see, one day they will graduate and move on. One day that Core Member will step out of ministry. One day I might not be their youth minister anymore.

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