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High School Developmental Changes

Here are some developmental changes we could be be aware of as parents and mentors of high school students: (This is going to seem like...

Middle School Developmental Changes

Here are some developmental changes that would be nice to be aware of as parents and mentors of middle school students: Grade 6 Physically Needs lots...

Understanding the Relational Questions of a Middle School Student

There are fundamental relational questions kids need to answer as they grow and develop: In preschool the relational questions surround "Am I?" (impressions about...

Understanding the Relational Questions of a High School Student

There are fundamental relational questions kids need to answer as they grow and develop: In preschool the relational questions surround "Am I?" (impressions about...

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...

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