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Cultural and Religious Exegesis of Post-Christian High School Students

Back in October of 2015 I completed my master's thesis @ Wesley Seminary. It's one of those things that resides on my computer and...

Sabbatical Leave

Hayward Wesleyan Church has graciously given me a gift of sabbatical starting November 1 through the end of December. I will pause pastoral duties...

Daily Time WITH Jesus

This school year (2017-2018) our High School Youth group is going to spend time with Jesus everyday by reading one chapter a day starting...

Middle School Youth Kick-off 2017-2018

This school year I decided to split up the kick-off events for youth ministry at Hayward Wesleyan to focus exclusively on the two different...

Personal Statement on Job Change

History Being a children's pastor came out of left field for me. I wasn't looking, aiming, or intending to be in children's ministry. It came...

Family Trip to Hungary

Amanda and I and our two girls, Sari and Macie, are going to Hungary to visit for a couple of weeks at the end...
14 kinds of teenagers

Millennials and Youth Ministry

Got this from some Barna research on youth ministry: "Millennials are leaving the church. Nearly six in ten (59%) young people who grow up in...

The Perfect Christian

A couple of weeks ago, our High School Youth group spent a Wednesday evening looking at what Jesus meant when he said: "You are the...

Overview of Natural, Human World and Supernatural, Divine World // 01...

Preparatory thoughts: The focus of teaching and application @hwcyouth High School is centered around the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus' emphasis on repenting for...

Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven // Curriculum Trajectory for High...

For the 2016-2017 school year, the high school students who participate in Youth group each Wednesday night are going to engage with Jesus' words...

Esther // What’s in the Bible?

It's time for the last of the historical books. Esther Esther is a story about a girl. Another book of the Bible is Ruth, which is...

Ezra and Nehemiah // What’s in the Bible?

Review Last week we learned that the Bible is true and trustworthy. Also, the empires, Assyria and Babylon, had taken over Israel and Judah, respectively. Ezra...

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