Doing What I Like So I Can Eventually Get To Do What I Love

Kind of a crazy title, but some of you may understand exactly what it is I'm talking about. See I love working with youth. I've just finished a four year run of working with a youth group in Amsterdam and am back in America. But one day, hopefully soon, I'll be able to work with the youth …

Reverse Culture Shock…be patient with us dealing with it

Many people have heard about culture shock. But it's reverse culture shock that can really make life difficult. Reverse Culture Shock happens when a person lives outside their "home" country for an extended period of time and then return to their old home only to find things have changed and they have changed. Let me …

Loneliness…it’s a ministry killer

I stopped doing my blog and podcast several months ago for one reason, depression from loneliness. My status on Facebook was “It’s not the stress, culture, or money that would keep me from continuing to do ministry abroad…It’s loneliness.” Everything kind of came to a head in October where I wasn’t sure if I wanted …

Connecting With Families And Youth

My last post focused on why family ministry is important. Rather than just tell you why family ministry is important, I thought it'd be helpful to share a few ways I found building relationships with families easy. If you have any ways you've found to be handy at building relationships with families, please share them in …

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