Do This In Remembrance of Me

Whenever I read the Gospel of the Loaves and Fishes (Luke 9:11-17), I wish I could’ve been one of the more than 5,000 people in the crowd. Being “vertically challenged” myself, I’m not sure what I would’ve seen or heard. This wasn’t a concert. Jesus wasn’t projected on a large […]

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A Seminarian Encounters His Pope

For the last week, I have been on pilgrimage with 33 of my seminarian brothers from the Diocese of Orange. As I reflect on this awesome experience, I struggle to even begin to grasp the incredible grace and blessing I have so undeservingly received. Who am I to have had, […]

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Pilgrim Core: 24/7

It’s that time of year again. Youth ministers and Core Teams around the country have begun preparing for another year of leading teens closer to Christ. Many of us are coming off a summer camp or mission trip “high” and are getting all the pieces in place for another amazing […]

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What my Teacher-Self Wishes My Youth-Minister Self Knew: Unique Opportunity

Oh, Glorious Summer! The opportunity for every youth minister to go on long bus trips with teens (and other chaperones) to conferences, camps, and mission trips while focusing on relational ministry! These trips give youth ministers to chance to schlepp their sleeping bag and favorite youth ministry t-shirts to lands […]

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Dive Deeper with Your Core Team

Growing up I was scared to go on the spinning waterslide into my pool. When I looked at it – I thought it was awesome. I remember many times going up the ladder, trying to sit on the top of the slide, but I just couldn’t get myself to go […]

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