Slowing down for summer

By Rebecca Ninke May 29, 2019

I have a friend who has been telling a little fib to her children their entire lives:  that..

Sunday School Curriculum: How to evaluate curriculum

By Sparkhouse May 28, 2019

A ministry mindset of "know thyself" only takes us so far, however. When it comes to curriculum,..

Dealing with burnout as a ministry leader

By Rebecca Ninke May 24, 2019

When I started seminary, I was so sure I had answered a call to ministry.  I mean, the phone was..

Youth Ministry Mission Trips: Part Three

By Erik Ullestad May 17, 2019

You made it to the finish line. Your mission trip week has come to an end. It was a week of..

How to study the Bible

By Rebecca Ninke May 16, 2019

A lot of people pick up the Bible with the intention of reading through it. Start to finish...

5 great youth ministry games

By Bryan Bliss May 15, 2019

Games have been a part of youth ministry since Noah got off the ark... or, something like that. 

Youth Ministry Mission Trips: Part Two

By Erik Ullestad May 13, 2019

In the part one blog post (here) I shared the ways that a Mission Trip is like running a mile,..

Better together: Creating interdenominational relationships

By Rebecca Ninke May 9, 2019

When I was on internship, I had a sermon to push out during the Week of Christian Unity.  I..

Mom guilt vs. pastor guilt

By Rebecca Ninke May 2, 2019

The phone rang in the middle of the night.  It was the local hospital, and someone was dying.

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