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Personal Reflection

What is REALLY worth my time in student ministry?

Last week Adam McLane posted a short video where he challenges youth workers to step back and reconsider where we spend all our time, and if it really matters…

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My priorities need a major adjustment

This week is a crazy busy week for me. The culmination of a ton of stuff comes down to this weekend and next week.

This Sunday 56 jr. highers are giving their…

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If you died today, what would your ministry be remembered for?

It’s easy to be short-sighted in ministry. Are you pursing the Lord’s huge vision?

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What I learned about ministry in 2008

I did this for 2007 and thought it appropriate to reflect back on what I learned about ministry in 2008.

Communicating a clear vision for my ministry is…

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God’s Christmas gift to me and Dana!

I’ll just jump to the chase: I’M GOING TO BE A DADDY! That’s right! This Christmas the Lord has blessed me and Dana with the news of having a…

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A Christmas video greeting from me and Dana

Dana and I sent this video “Christmas card” to friends and family, and now to you, too! Merry Christmas from me and Dana!

See the full Christmas…

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Free iPod Touch, iPhone, Xbox 360, cash and more: How to get it all for...

It’s been a couple months since I’ve posted about this and, since Life In Student Ministry has hundreds of new readers since then, I wanted to share…

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We are DEBT FREE! Thanks, Dave Ramsey!

I have been waiting to write this post for a LONG time. I can’t believe it’s actually here! As of 9:00 AM on Tuesday, November 9th, 2008, we paid…

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Reviewing the past year of my youth ministry

Every year each ministry in our church writes an overview of the past year. A couple of us (including myself) also give an oral report at our annual meeting…

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My weekend: Jr. high retreat and annual youth ministry info meeting

Jr. High Retreat
Whew! Had a crazy weekend! Thursday through Saturday I was on a jr. high retreat to Minneapolis (called MUUUCE) with a bunch of our jr. high…

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