the role of the holy spirit in youth ministry

i was one of the three contributors on this week’s slant33.com question: what’s the role of the holy spirit in your youth ministry? click here to see the excellent responses from the other two contributors, albert tate and brooklyn lindsey. but here’s my response: I’ve had a bit of an awakening to the Holy Spirit … Continue reading the role of the holy spirit in youth ministry

conviction, collaboration and calling: the piece-parts of a 21st century leader

leadership is changing. and this is a very, very good thing. the era of the autocratic, top-down leader is gone. a new kind of leader — one who leads without power — is on the rise. while it’s fantastic to see this new approach to leadership gaining ground in the world of business, it’s sad … Continue reading conviction, collaboration and calling: the piece-parts of a 21st century leader

the youth specialties/zondervan/youthworks story, from where i stand

now that the youthworks deal is public, i think i can tell the story and add my thoughts, as so many have been asking me to do. let me start with a few preliminary thoughts: – first, i’m really sorry i’ve had to be so silent this past month. the reasons for this are many, … Continue reading the youth specialties/zondervan/youthworks story, from where i stand

lucas did a claiborne/leap of faith mashup

our convention in argentina ended well sunday night. the spirit of the event was as joyous and electric as usual. youth workers in the states are often (certainly not always) a bit jaded and skeptical. but this is not the case here in latin america — they are, 100%, expectant and engaged. this makes every … Continue reading lucas did a claiborne/leap of faith mashup

corporate gibberish generator

bob carlton sent me a link to a hilarious corporate gibberish generator. i put in Youth Specialties, and it generated this: It seems remarkable, but it’s accurate! We here at Youth Specialties realize that it is better to whiteboard iteravely than to monetize iteravely. Is it more important for something to be virally-distributed, one-to-one or … Continue reading corporate gibberish generator