September 22, 2016.Reading time 8 minutes.
The increasingly complex intricacies of doing ministry in a post-modern, post-Christian reality have completely changed the context in which we minister to children and youth today. Consider some of these challenges: Non-traditional family structures Family fragmentation Lower rates of Christian affiliation Plummeting church attendance Decreasing Scripture engagement Increasing pace of cultural change Decreased biblical literacy […] Read More
August 21, 2014.Reading time 7 minutes.
I speak with a first-time lead pastor almost every week. And one question that consistently comes up in those conversations is this: How do I develop an engaging missions program at the church? Many people who come into their new role as a lead pastor are hesitant to change too much about the way the […] Read More
January 27, 2014.Reading time 7 minutes.
Children’s Ministry 2.0 Part 2 Read Part 1: “Who Likes Sunday School” Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~C.S. Lewis It takes an act of courage to change or try something new. Believing we were called to help the church figure out an […] Read More
December 9, 2013.Reading time 7 minutes.
It’s not easy to give up something you love. In 1993, along with a group of friends and under the direction of World Missions, we re-founded what is now known as Seminario Ministerial Sudamericano (South American Ministerial Seminary), SEMISUD, in the city of Quito, Ecuador. The optimism, energy and vision we had for the project […] Read More
September 23, 2013.Reading time 4 minutes.
I always drive the same route to work. One day while sitting at a red light a few blocks away from the office on a double-booked kind of day, I distinctly heard the Holy Spirit tell me to, “Take a right”. Not one to argue with the Lord, I clicked on my blinker and made […] Read More
August 8, 2013.Reading time 4 minutes.
“We need to understand that for every statistic, there is a young person who has a face, who has a story, who has a name. And I know, because I was destined to be one of those statistic until OneHope and your ministry came and saved my life.” ~ “Theresa” When I am favored with […] Read More