Making Your Church Teenager Friendly

Making Your Church Teenager Friendly

This past week, I had a conversation I was not prepared for. The conversation was about the Church making it enjoyable for teenagers. The underlining premise was not to make Church “cool” and then sacrifice beliefs that a Church holds too. Rather, the...
What They Don’t Teach You in Bible School

What They Don’t Teach You in Bible School

Here I was, a new Youth Director at Village Bible Church, dressed in a suit on my hands and knees cleaning a spill from one of our middle school students. That’s not all; I was shown how to change a tire just in case the church van tire blew on a trip. Oh, what...
What you need to know about Facebook

What you need to know about Facebook

A few weeks ago, the most popular social media company, Facebook, required mobile users to have a second application on their phone to use their messaging program. Generally, this would not be a huge deal besides the annoyance of having two applications for Facebook....
How Should Youth Pastors Prepare Lessons

How Should Youth Pastors Prepare Lessons

As a youth pastor, one of my least favorite things is preparing a game to do with the youth. Do not get me wrong, I enjoy games. I enjoy the competitive spirit. I enjoy winning. I enjoy competition. However, it is not at the forefront of my mind. –Which can lead...