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What Are The Top 3 Things You Wish You Had Known Before You Got Into Youth Ministry?

By | LEADERSHIP, Uncategorized

Last week in Dallas I sat down with a group called the Catholic Youth Ministry Innovators to answer the question, What do youth ministers in their first 3 years of ministry need?”

The purpose of this group is to equip men and women serving in the trenches of youth ministry. As we sat down to answer this question another one emerged from Michael Marchand of Project YM: Read More

How To Become The Leader Your Ministry Deserves

By | LEADERSHIP

I can honestly look at my career and say “I’ve been successful.” At the same time I can look at my leadership and say, “I could have done better.”

Are you giving your ministry everything it deserves? Chances are you’ve made poor decisions or held back when you should have been all in. It’s the challenge of being a leader; however, if you want to be one that your ministry deserves then you need to: Read More

Do You Have What It Takes To Lead?

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Have you ever doubted your ability to lead? Maybe it happened when something didn’t go according to plan, or maybe it felt like no one was listening. Doubt will creep in, but it shouldn’t linger.

How a leader becomes confident in his or her ability doesn’t happen overnight. Confidence is a choice that comes from developing a: Read More

How To Survive The Trenches Of Ministry

By | SPIRITUAL HEALTH, Uncategorized

If you feel drained, it’s normal.  Working for the church is draining but it can also be fulfilling.  You just need to know how to heal anytime you have been scarred.

While the temptation might be to grab a bag of chips, watch a Sylvester Stallone movie and then eat a bowl of ice cream (Okay, maybe that’s just me), there are better ways to recover from the pain and endure the journey by: Read More

Can Your Leadership Endure The Pressure?

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Everyone wants to be the leader until they actually have to lead.  When you are in charge it means making tough decisions and overcoming obstacles.  You aren’t always liked and that can be exhausting.

Whether you chose to be a leader or the responsibility fell in your lap you need to know how to endure.  To overcome the challenges, hardships, obstacles and heartbreak that come with leading you will need to:

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When To Put Family First

By | SPIRITUAL HEALTH, Uncategorized

Does your family come first?  Take a moment and think about it.  I’m willing to bet there have been times when you’ve had to choose work over them.  I’m sure there have been those moments where you unintentionally took them for granted.

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If that’s happened to you join the club.  It happens and sometimes it’s unavoidable.  However, if you want to stay in ministry for the long haul you have to learn how to navigate family and work.  A few lessons I’ve learned to help me do this are to: Read More

How To Take Criticism

By | SPIRITUAL HEALTH

Maybe it’s been a parent chewing you out or a volunteer giving you critiques you didn’t want to hear, we’ve all faced criticism that leaves us feeling empty.

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While you might want to fight back the best thing you can do is stay positive.  Stay positive and develop a plan that will help you diffuse the situation.  5 Steps that have helped me stay positive are: Read More

What To Do When Ministry Knocks You Down

By | SPIRITUAL HEALTH

You ever feel like a punching bag?  Maybe it’s after a parent has just torn you apart, the pastor isn’t happy with your progress or a teen literally punched you.  You want to fight back, but you just don’t know how.

The balance between humility and humiliation can sometimes be blurry.  You want to embrace the struggle that comes with church ministry, but the emotional, mental and sometimes physical pain can be too much. Read More

How To Face Conflict And Win Every Time

By | LEADERSHIP, Uncategorized

Not many people like conflict; however, it’s inevitable.  It might be the angry parent barraging you for not communicating or the pastor chewing you out for losing $3200 on a fundraiser.

Conflict is a part of life because life is filled with changes, mistakes and growth opportunities.  You can try to hide from conflict, but not for long.  It will find you and beat you unless you: Read More