Tell the Story

Tell the Story

Christmas season is one of the most busy and exciting times of the year in church. My experience of Christmas season at church is probably pretty similar to your experience. The church has Christmas parties, “Living Nativities” (you know where everyone dresses up as...
Looking Back to Move Forward

Looking Back to Move Forward

The food took to longer to cook than we had planned, we didn’t know the names of the guests and no one came forward after the talk. Sound familiar? As we head into the final push of 2018 it is a perfect time to pause and reflect. I am sure much has happened in your...
The New Year is Coming!!

The New Year is Coming!!

December is here and for many of us that means that there are many things to begin thinking about; summer schedules, retreats, upcoming sermon series, Christmas Eve services, budgets, and much, much more. All of those things are of immense importance BUT there is one...
Improving Your Leaders’ Junior High Memory

Improving Your Leaders’ Junior High Memory

“Ah junior high, those are the years I’d love to forget!” That’s a sentence I’ve heard from more than a few adults through the years. It’s a joke that adults LOVE to throw out there because it plays to the idea that junior high is such a hard time for many adults....
Get Vulnerable

Get Vulnerable

Several years ago, I was struggling desperately in my personal life. Depression had clouded every aspect of my life, making it difficult to do normal daily tasks, let alone lead a group of students. Growing up, I wasn’t taught how to properly deal with my own...