Fishing for Men
JD Greear wrote an interestingly titled book, Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart. For evangelical Christians, it goes against everything we have been taught to believe. How can you be a witness without asking Jesus into your heart by praying a little prayer and all is well spiritually? Greear is a Southern Baptist. So, it is not that he is trying to rub people the wrong way. He is trying to address something that many evangelicals don’t want to address. “Surveys show more than
We Are Still Segregating Worship
You probably have heard it said many times: “11:00am on Sunday mornings is the most segregated hour in the entire week!” The point being: our American church is, for the most part, still very divided across racial barriers. While I see too much merit in this statement and I terribly see it as true, this is not the point of this article. Take a deep breath. Click bait achieved. In fact, I am excited about the diversity that we have seen historically and continue to see bui
Where is Your Judea?
As a youth pastor, there are few things more integrated into the fabric of ministry than mission trips. For whatever reason, the ability to plan these events is required of my position. I would venture a guess that over 80% of churches currently searching for a “youth person” have leading a mission trip as an expectation. I love mission trips. I love working with new people. I love watching teenagers grow through experiences that they have, and I love the fact that Jesus co