How to Recharge Your Emotional Batteries

How to Recharge Your Emotional Batteries

I am no Energizer Bunny. My personal drive rises and falls. In the morning I sprint, committed to seize the day. After lunch I slump, crawling to the nearest couch for a nap. Each one of us rides a different tide of emotional energy, but what remains constant is that...
Six Ways to Use Effective Illustrations in Teaching

Six Ways to Use Effective Illustrations in Teaching

The snow was beginning to melt. It took on a grey tint, forming into puddles at the edge of the road. I watched other students trying to jump and dodge as they filed toward the chapel building. But no one could avoid the slushy mess. When they reached the front door,...
5 Simple Ways to Build Trust in Your Small Groups

5 Simple Ways to Build Trust in Your Small Groups

Building strong student leaders has always been one of my favorite things to do in youth ministry. There is just something special about watching students grow into the person God created them to be, to connect with others using their gifts, lead others, and to be...
5 Ways To Appreciate Your Pastor All Year Long

5 Ways To Appreciate Your Pastor All Year Long

It’s October, which means it’s time to show your pastor some appreciation. For most, the ministry year is just getting started, but before you know it, it’s going to be March, and your beloved pastors are going to be on the verge of a meltdown....
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