Planting seeds. This is the reality of planting, investing, and being strategic, in areas of our churches where the outcomes far outweigh the investment. In business, they call this “growth engines”.Growth engines are strategic outcomes (up to 30% or more) of what has been invested into it. This is the reality of next generation ministries (NGM) throughout Canada. Why?Read More
I just got out of a weekend speaking to iGEN (or generation Z). I love speaking to the next generation because it keeps me sharp, real, and effective. Over the years, I have found that my communication styles have changed because, frankly put, culture changes. Besides, I don’t want to be a communicator that simply communicates, I want to connect with my audience. With that said, here are some practical ways to connect with iGen to communicate TRUTH:Read More
Gaps in Culture that the GOSPEL Answers
There are certain things culture tries to answer but cannot - love, pain, suffering, purpose - yet the GOSPEL does. I call this “Gaps in Culture”. In fact, culture - or anything in culture - has NO answer compared to the Good News of the GOSPEL. Lets explore this…Read More
How do you recover from heartbreak? Some of the most popular songs, writers, and media is around "breakup" but doesn't necessarily discuss how to recover + redeem from heartbreak. This post is all about that... feel free to add your thoughts.Read More
Partnering with Parents! It is one of the most UNTAPPED potential areas in youth ministry. Want to kick butt in youth min? Connect with parents. This post is to help you with connect with parents in practical ways so that you can be effective in ministry (for the long haul). ENJOY - feel free to add to the conversation!Read More
Is Jesus better than sex?
In a culture that defines EVERYTHING by sex, how does Jesus reveal Himself to culture? This post is about how Jesus wants to have a better conversation about sex + relationships. Feel free to add your thoughts. CHEERS!Read More