Youth and children’s ministry is great. Don’t get me wrong. I love working with youth and my undergrad was in youth ministry. However, I did youth ministry with a concentration in family ministry. Early in life I learned that it was important not to just minister to the kids in a family but to reach out … More Why Family Ministry
As I work with expats and international families, people often ask me what is an expat and what is a third culture kid? So I figured it would be good to take some time to describe them. What is an Expat? Let’s start with the definition of an expat. The Miriam-Webster dictionary describes an expat, or expatriate, … More What is an Expat And Third Culture Kid?
You Ordered What!? I remember it like it was yesterday, despite being over three years ago. It was the first time it hit me that I was doing ministry in a completely different culture than what I was used to. I had just landed a few days before and was somewhat still jet lagged. The … More Culture Shock!
So I’m trying out the idea of podcasting. A friend suggested blogging more about life and ministry abroad and I figured a podcast would be cool to do as well. Now that I don’t have a ten page research paper due every time I turn around, it should be easier to keep up with social … More First Podcast Now Available
“The Vatican has clarified that atheists will still go to hell if they reject God, after Pope Francis broke with tradition to deliver a homily stating non-believers who do good will be redeemed through Jesus.” Huffington Post. Apparently this is upsetting some people out there. There is truth from the Vatican’s view and half truth … More Vatican’s view on hell upsets people? Well, they kind of do have a point.
You feel God’s calling to pack up and move across town, across the country, or across the globe. But how do you do that? Where do you begin? Most churches do not have the capacity and resources to send people out on their own. While some do, the majority of people will need to find … More Choosing a Mission Agency
So my first year in the Netherlands has come and gone. There are a few things that I wish I would have done differently, one of them being to keep this blog more updated, but I can say it’s been an awesome year! As for school, I’ve passed all my classes. Some don’t have the … More It’s Been A Year