Student Ministry in Coronatide: A Youth Minister Reflects on COVID–19

Student ministry is best when it is embodied. Student ministry is the smell in the basement after you and a dozen teenagers played some active games. It’s the sound of voice cracks as unashamed 15-year-old boys sing to Jesus. It’s taking communion together at the end of a mission trip and laying hands on seniors to pray for them at [...]

By |2020-05-08T17:00:11-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , |1 Comment

Pastor, Let the Children Preach: Why You Should Let the Youth Group Invade Your Pulpit

For the last two years, I’ve been teaching Scripture, theology, and ethics at a small Christian high school that shares space with a local church. It took me a year and a half to realize that, on one of my classroom walls, half-hidden behind a filing cabinet and obscured beneath a coat of paint, was a Bible verse, written in [...]

By |2020-01-14T09:40:08-06:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: For Pastors, Opinion, Preaching|Tags: |1 Comment

3 Reasons Why College Students Should Consider Their Local Anglican Church

For the first two years of my life at college, I slept in late on Sundays. There was a hole in my heart I couldn’t seem to fill by partying on Friday and Saturday night, but Sunday service wasn’t the answer. The local church was just a place for people to come and be fake together. As a college student [...]

By |2020-01-14T10:21:49-06:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Opinion|Tags: , |0 Comments

2 Reasons Why You Should Use Social Media if You’re in Student Ministry

I work with college students and so, like it or not, I have to deal with social media. Over the years, I have resisted being saturated in the world of the ghost, the gram, the book, and the bird, but my tech-savvy students keep dragging me back into virtual spaces I find nearly impossible to keep up with. I wish [...]

By |2020-01-14T10:21:56-06:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: For Pastors, Opinion, Pastoral Ministry|Tags: , |2 Comments
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