Resources for Pastor & Staff Changes
Children's Sermons / The Church Year / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

Resources for Pastor & Staff Changes

Part III of the Collected Works series is an important one in this season of ministry transitions. You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging as frequently as usual. In addition to finishing up seminary and preparing for ordination interviews, I’m co-leading the planning of a conference youth ministry workshop and college searching with my … Continue reading

Welcome U: What churches can learn from college admissions
Thoughts on Faith / Welcoming All Families

Welcome U: What churches can learn from college admissions

My oldest is a high school junior, which means we’ve been logging lots of miles on the road visiting colleges. I’ve discovered that some schools welcome prospective students in the way I remember from my own experience: watch a video, take a tour, offer a few minutes to ask current students questions. These visits are … Continue reading

To Do List for an (almost) Rocket Scientist
Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Thoughts on Faith / Youth Ministry

To Do List for an (almost) Rocket Scientist

Recently a colleague remarked that Christian education isn’t rocket science. Hmm. I’ve never been a rocket scientist. But, I did spend  two years in chemical engineering school and I can tell you that while there may be less math, children’s and youth ministry is still wonderfully challenging. I was pleased to see a recent article … Continue reading