Ministry Life: It’s Good To Have Something On The Side For A Sense of Accomplishment and Completion

Ever felt that feeling of accomplishment after a great day at work? Ministry work is one of those jobs where you rarely feel that sense of real accomplishment and the work weighs on you 24/7. Ask anyone in ministry they’ll tell you there’s always something to be done or someone in need. And, you rarely …

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 …

What is an Expat And Third Culture Kid?

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, …