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Volunteer Youth Ministry: A Roadmap For Effective Leadership

Something I’ve learned over the years is the need for having a ‘long view’ of youth ministry. To do that well, I need to be strategic about how and where I serve.

This book is full of stories, lessons, ideas and strategies that I have developed in my two decades as a youth ministry volunteer. I hope you will learn from my successes—and even from my failures! I know all youth workers (paid and volunteer) will enjoy it.

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Finished Again

Last year I finished my time at Saddleback Church’s high school ministry, and moved to Atlanta. From Atlanta, I felt a need to come back to Saddleback Church to help my “former” students through their senior year. That year just finished, so i am done “again”. However, we’re in a pandemic. Church services are happening,…

What Are You Doing In Atlanta?

I saw a pastor friend at a conference after I moved to Atlanta this year. He took one look at me and, rather than saying, “hello” or “how are you”, he bluntly asked me, “What the *&^# are you doing in Atlanta?” This took me back a bit because I thought it was incredibly funny…

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