5 Reasons Your Ministry Needs Women Leaders @youth_min

This post originally appeared here: http://www.youthmin.org/5-reasons-your-ministry-needs-women-leaders/ Your youth ministry needs women leaders.  Before we start arguing the theology of women in ministry, I want you to hear me out:  The purpose of this post is not to advocate for ordained women, or women pastors, or to argue the Pauline view of women. The purpose of this... Continue Reading →

Why working in a group home makes me more legit for when I begin working in a church again (AKA THE LONGEST BLOG TITLE EVER)

I felt insecure that working in a group home would somehow convince churches that I wasn't a good fit there. And then I realized: I know what it's like to live with teenagers. Most parents think "Oh, honey, you're young. You don't know what it's like to raise children or have a teenager."  I live... Continue Reading →

What Do You Do if a Fight Breaks out in Youth Group? @youth_min

This post originally appeared here: http://www.youthmin.org/what-do-you-do-if-a-fight-breaks-out-in-youth-group/ I hope that most people never have to deal with this, but for people who work in urban, rural, or really any setting, this is a reality.  Handling a physical altercation requires that you can think quickly enough to deescalate the situation and keep everyone safe. Here’s what you do:... Continue Reading →

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