Now I know that pastors, or any Christians for that matter, aren’t supposed to admit this out loud, but I struggle with short-term mission trips. Here is why I still go.
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Youth ministry, like many things in life, requires us to make space for healthy maintenance. Here are three things you can do.
No matter when you begin your ministry season, it is always most excellent to use a few tried and true methods to help your church start off on the start note. What have you found vital to kicking off your season, whether in September or October?
When the youth pastor at Gateway CRC in Abbotsford left after 15 years of service, the congregation wasn’t sure what the best succession plan was. They invited Ron deVries, Faith Formation Ministries’ youth ministry catalyzer, to lead a discernment session for the congregation.
The church is after the moral change of behavior, lifestyle, and even fashion, rather than listening and developing millennial youth towards transformation.
Dear teenager, I see you. I see you torn between becoming what God designed you to be and pleasing culture. I see you trying to balance it all. As your youth pastor, here is my plea for you.
I watch my students spend huge amounts of time scrolling through Instagram, Snapchat, FB, Twitter, and texts. Where does all of that information go? How do we help our students navigate the changing world of social media?