Addressing School Shootings in Youth Ministry

I have two major philosophies in youth ministry: The church should be the safest place in the world. Every kid has the right to have a place where they belong, where they can be themselves, where they can share their story and feel known. I work with middle schoolers because no place feels safe to this age: home... Continue Reading →

Top Reads of 2017

I love reading. So much. Here are my five favorite books from this year: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown: Braving the Wilderness is a book all about shame--something we all experience but can't seem to put into words (or are too ashamed to--see what I did there?). I devoured this in a day, unlike her last book, which... Continue Reading →

Introducing: Letters to the Church

Hi all! A few years ago, as I was writing the New Testament year for our middle school ministry's rotation, I realized that there were no series out there on the Epistles. None. Nada. There are stories on Galatians, or Corinthians, or Philippians, but none that highlight each book and some of their core teachings. So I... Continue Reading →

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