Tag Archives: youth ministry

Talking Crazy about YS

This was a fun little sketch that the YS gang invited me to do a few weeks ago. It was about 110 degrees outside when we filmed this inside a car with the AC off and the windows rolled up. … Continue reading

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Fun Weekend at Forest Home

I went to Junior High Winter Camp at Forest Home last weekend with the middle-school group from College Avenue Baptist Church. It has been a long time since I’ve bunked down with a group of middle-school boys as a cabin … Continue reading

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Would you buy this book?

OK folks, I’ve written a book which will be published later on this year … part memoir, part youth ministry rant … and the publisher has suggested this cover design. There’s still time to change things, so your feedback would … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug for My New Book

I have a new book which just came out titled Engaging Parents as Allies, a book for youth workers on how to work with parents. It’s part of a three-book series called “Youth Ministry in the Trenches” which the publisher … Continue reading

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Early YFC Memories

My friend Paul Sailhamer unearthed an old photograph that he took at a YFC gathering at Hume Lake in 1962 and sent me a copy last week. I was 17 years old in this photo, a senior in high school … Continue reading

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Family Ministries Coach

This month I began a new adventure in ministry as a Family Ministries Coach at College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego. I’ve never been a FMC before and I don’t really know anyone else who has ever been one … Continue reading

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The Rice Kryspies: 40 Years Ago

I began my youth ministry career as a club director for Ventura County (California) Youth for Christ in 1963.  Folk music was getting real popular about that time (Joan Baez, the Kingston Trio,  Bob Dylan, the New Christy Ministrels) so … Continue reading

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Demon Banjos

An interesting post from the Dallas Morning News religion blog: “My grandfather had this conversion experience and went to West Virginia Wesleyan. He was kicked out of a church in 1919 for playing the banjo with the youth group. Obviously … Continue reading

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Shift Youth Ministry Conference

Last week I went to Chicago to attend a 3-day youth ministry conference called “Shift the Future” at Willow Creek Community Church.  It was sponsored by the Willow Creek Association, a leadership organization affiliated with the host church. I went … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Middle Schooler Seminar

I wrote a book about fifteen years ago for parents titled “Enjoy Your  Middle Schooler.”   The book went out of print recently (the kids on the cover started to look a bit dated) but this weekend I’ve turned the book … Continue reading

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