3 Ways to Keep Ideas Fresh

3 Ways to Keep Ideas Fresh

We’ve all been there. We sit down at our desk in our office and think, “Okay, brain. We’ve got to come up with a creative way to say this, show this, or communicate this truth or this idea. Let’s make this happen.“ Then. Nothing. It’s a maddening feeling.  Because the last thing we want to do is communicate the same amazing truths, but in the same tired, old way.  But the creative and fresh ideas don’t come.  And we end up pulling out some idea we did last year and making it work again. Fresh... Read More
RYM 032: The Benefits Of Partnering With Local Schools

RYM 032: The Benefits Of Partnering With Local Schools

Partnering with local schools as a youth leader or ministry leader sounds impossible. After all, public schools and religion don’t mix, right? While partnering with local schools can be challenging, it’s certainly not impossible. In fact, it can actually be done really well when we approach it the right way. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about what it looks like to effectively partner with and serve our local schools—and the effect it might have on our... Read More
The Space Between: My Youth Ministry Soapbox

The Space Between: My Youth Ministry Soapbox

Within minutes, a simple yet loaded question sparked a conversation in a youth ministry group that I’m a part of—a group of people I love and appreciate. It was hypothetical in nature, but also pretty specific in application. There were some differing ideas. There were differing feelings, too. But differences don’t worry me so much. I’m so glad we are not all the same. What catapults me to soapbox status about this is the sin I see. It’s not in you, but in we. It’s in all of us. When we spend... Read More
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