Many youth ministries have budgets for books, curriculum and other miscellaneous items but few have the funds to underwrite every event, camp or missions trip. (That might be a good thing by the way.) Many of us have to find creative ways to fundraise. For me, my goal has been to raise money in a
Author Archives: Faith & Fellowship
A friend of ours in youth ministry asked me a few weeks back if I could name the process I try to follow as I plan events. Before I go down that road, it seems uber-important to speak to why I do events. 1. Events can easily allow students to invite friends which in turn builds
Getting in Walt’s Head The following is a four-part series of notes based on the seminars Walt Mueller offered at IPBC in September of 2012. The Digital Brain Session/Friday night’s Notes If you are in youth ministry, then chances are you’ve read something that Walt Mueller has written. Walt is one of the premier experts
E-value-ation from Church of the Lutheran Brethren on Vimeo. There is a good chance that one of your end-of-the-year assignments is to write an annual report. Every year I put it off until the due date because it seems to me like one of the least significant things I do, but even in that exercise
Ministry and Broken Homes from Church of the Lutheran Brethren on Vimeo. My parents just celebrated their 41st anniversary, so for myself growing up, I had a very traditional family. On top of that, looking back, I would estimate that 80% of my friends’ families came from similar family systems. But, the reality today is the students
Book Review: Sticky Faith Launch Kit About three years ago I read Sticky Faith and fell in love with its offerings and suggestions to push back against the trends that happen with students in our churches dropping out from them after High School. Following that first interaction, I used the 5-session parenting class several times and found it to be
Mt. Bethel, PA – President Paul Larson
On June 7, 2015, Rev. Michael Natale was ordained at Faith Chapel Lutheran Brethren Church in Cranston, RI. Regional Pastor Warren Geraghty officiated the service.
Fergus Falls, MN – President Paul Larson Paul Larson Commencement Address from Hillcrest Academy on Vimeo.