The Other Reason Evangelism Matters

This past summer, our youth group took a mission trip to Washington, D.C. For several of our youth, this was their first trip, as well as their first opportunity to share their faith. We used an evangelistic tool called the God Test, which is basically just a set of questions that allows one to open […]

Brain Dump on Desiring God National Conference

This past weekend, I attended the Desiring God National Conference. For the uninitiated, the Desiring God website describes their mission as follows: Everything we do aims to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. This conference gathered thousands of people under the […]

This Momentary Exile

In our youth group, we’ve been going through 1 Peter, looking at how Peter addresses an audience of Christians who are experiencing persecution throughout an area that spans modern-day Turkey. As I have been reading and preparing the first few verses, one of the big points that I think Peter makes is that this life […]

Three Thoughts from a Rookie Youth Pastor

I have a confession to make. The reason I volunteered to work in youth ministry was so that I would have a legitimate reason to play Halo. It’s true. That was four years ago. Since then I’ve gone from being the Wednesday night chaperone to helping organize and run events. About a year and a […]