70% of students will leave the church for at least one year after leaving our student ministries, regardless of how involved they have been (http://feeds.feedburner.com/cnlpodcast - episode 69). Let that sink in - 70%... Two things come to my mind, knowing that: Why do I even try? Seriously, if you are invested in NextGen and … Continue reading Where do we go from here?
Over the past several years, as New Year's Eve approached, I would pray and consider a word that I thought that God wanted to work in and through for the year to come. This year, I'm doing something different. As I prayed, I felt like God was asking me to focus on Him more - … Continue reading 2016:Discovering more of God
My ministry to students has changed in the last year or so. Before I had a teenage daughter in my ministry I looked at parents differently. I didn't understand why it was so hard. Discipling their teens, that is. Now that I come from the other side of this scenario, I understand the struggle. Often, … Continue reading What’s our end-game?
Several years ago, I gave up on resolutions. I never kept them and there were always too many to really attain. The list gets so long and honestly a year is just too short. If we look at our lives with real clarity and understand how discipleship really happens, we realize that God doesn't ask … Continue reading My One Word for 2015
My One Word for 2014 was "New" and my prayer in choosing that word was that God would "make all things new in me" in 2014. God answered that prayer BIG TIME. I got married in 2014. Gina and I have been navigating "new" for the last 8 months. It has been an amazing journey … Continue reading One Word 365 – 2014
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give … Continue reading Good Gifts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Ifd4j81OM I am a fan of AT&T's current ad campaign. Who doesn't love kids saying hilarious things on TV? The newest commercial began airing recently and I found it less funny yet more profound. Maybe unintentionally AT&T is onto something here with our New Year's Revolutions. Several years ago, I jumped on board with my … Continue reading One Word for 2014