Research into resources.

Research into resources.

Helping the church become the best place for young people to grow.

The FYI on  youth ministry podcast episode 8

The FYI on youth ministry podcast episode 8

In this episode Matthew Deprez shares about intergenerational ministry. Through personal stories and lots of practical ideas, Matthew shares a helpful framework that encourages young people to connect with older generations in your church.

Leadership begins with listening

Leadership begins with listening

Last November, the pastor of my church decided that it was important for our primarily White suburban congregation to listen to the experiences of people who are not like us. So he invited three preachers to speak to us on three consecutive Sundays. One was Asian American and two were Black. After each worship service, he invited people to stick around for a question-and-answer session. During one of those sessions, a woman named June shared a reflection with the rest of us.

Leadership

Leading change when everything has changed

Leading change when everything has changed

What’s the shift? It’s seeing this as a season of openness and possibility rather than gridlock and inability. It’s believing that you’re uniquely positioned to lead change in your ministry, precisely because the world has just changed.

Leadership begins with listening

Leadership begins with listening

Last November, the pastor of my church decided that it was important for our primarily White suburban congregation to listen to the experiences of people who are not like us. So he invited three preachers to speak to us on three consecutive Sundays. One was Asian American and two were Black. After each worship service, he invited people to stick around for a question-and-answer session. During one of those sessions, a woman named June shared a reflection with the rest of us.

Holy week in the midst of a pandemic; Two practical ideas for your online youth ministry gathering

Holy week in the midst of a pandemic; Two practical ideas for your online youth ministry gathering

Some are wondering, if prom is permanently cancelled, did junior year even really happen? Some were looking forward to being the first in their family to graduate from high school. Does it still mean the same if they can’t walk proudly across the platform to receive their diploma?

These are not trivial adolescent laments. The grief is real.