GRACE NOW

A few years back I wrote a blog post called “Well A Lot” (it can be found at www.clba.org/well-a-lot/), and) the point of it was to encourage youth workers to do the things that they do – “well” instead of doing “a lot”. And truly, doing things “well” for Jesus should...

Well, A Lot

I’m hoping my title was a bit confusing. I want to name two different ways of doing ministry right off the bat…. Doing it well Doing a lot of it I remember when I was 22 and just getting started at my first church how I did things. I did a lot of stuff. I hung out...

Ode to Youth Group Road Trips

“Ode to Youth Group Road Trips” Written by Mark Johannesen Performed by Beau Sibuma This is dedicated to any youth worker who has ever taken a multi-day road trip with their students. Once upon a time there was a road trip to a youth conference or a missions trip One...

Ticking Off Parents

About twenty years ago, back when I was in college, one of my youth ministry professors told us in class that “parents are our greatest allies”. And as I began as a young youth director, I think I did my best to see parents in that light. But there were times when...