Tag Archives: rest

Sacred Rest for a Weary World

Have you ever noticed that rhythm is a sign of life? You know, there’s an old, old poem – a song really – that tells of this ancient rhythm. It goes like this… In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.           And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And there was evening, and there ...

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Finding Peace in the Chaos of Life

Some people might think I’m crazy and I’m starting to believe them. I am a full time youth minister. I am a full time seminary student. Most importantly, I am married to a pregnant wife (Kim) and a dad to my 14 month old son (George). Needless to say, life is busy. Yet here we are a little over a ...

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7 Slow Ways To Work With Parents

7 Slow Ways To Work With Parents

When I started in youth ministry, I was told in various ways that one of the main goals was to get youth away from their parents because then we could really do some spiritual good.  Some para-church organizations still promote this idea.  So let me start by saying that always felt wrong to me.  At the same time, I realize ...

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6 Steps to Avoid Youth Ministry Burnout

Thank you to our special guest contributors, Jake and Melissa Kircher from We Love Our Youth Worker for this article.  People who work in youth ministry often struggle with the concept of rest. There’s always kids to Facebook or text, phones buzzing, paperwork to do, trips to plan, parents to calm, meetings to attend, and people to see. These things ...

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