Three Thoughts about Why We Do Small Groups

If you do youth ministry and you haven’t read Simple Student Ministry I would commend it to you. It challenges you to answer the question, “what is your discipleship process?” At Oneighty, we basically have two weekly programs that are intended for discipleship: our large group meetings and our small groups. In our large groups, […]

Small Group Leadership Quick Tip: Order Take-Out

The following is part of the on the go training that I’ve begun to give our adult leaders in our youth ministry. The principles should be transferrable to other youth ministries with small group programs. “I’ll Take It To-Go” There is one innovation above all others that will be heralded in the history books that […]

Three Thoughts about E-Book vs. Books

Technology has been a staple in my life. I went to college to study Computer Science and for almost a decade, I’ve worked professionally with technology. I value a good innovation. Technology can make tedious or time-consuming tasks quick, interesting, even engaging. But sometimes it gets in the way. Recently, my family was given Kindle […]

Youth Ministry Leadership Quick Tip: Look at the Long-term

I love reading how-to books. They’re usually clear, straight-forward, and easy to apply. You can pick up a book on “Home Improvement for Dummies” and after reading a few pages, you’ve probably read enough to do something. Maybe not necessarily well or right, but you can go from reading to action relatively quickly. There’s a […]