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Thank you for being a friend

Five years ago at just about the time of day I’m writing this post a group of online friends were giddy with excitement about opening a website. It was the night an idea to connect and resource youth ministers became a website that ultimately connected a couple of thousand youth workers to each other, offered […]

Review: Inside the Mind of Youth Pastors by Mark Riddle

Here’s a bit of my review of Inside the Mind of Youth Pastors, published at Youth Ministry Exchange: The central question of long-time youth minister and youth ministry consultant Mark Riddle’s book Inside the Mind of Youth Pastors – A Church Leader’s Guide to Staffing and Leading Youth Pastors asks “Why does your church want to hire […]

The under 25 youth pastor

I want to get my youth ministry and church leadership audience to chime in on something, if you will. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been reading Mark Riddle‘s new book Inside the Mind of Youth Pastors: A Church Leader’s Guide to Staffing and Leading Youth Pastors. I’m writing a review of the book […]

My NYWC (part 2)

As I mentioned earlier, the live blogging gig was intense.  It was a lot of fun, but I paid attention to the session speakers in a different way that I would otherwise have.  One thing I did notice, however, was something God was doing through the people who independently listened for what the Spirit was […]