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Trust

Trust.

It’s usually earned and it’s rarely given freely.

I’ve been blessed to speak to 4 different audiences in the past week: an elementary school leadership day, a Confirmation retreat, a grade 11 retreat, and a Reverence 4 Life mini-conference. While it has made for a couple of late nights (both in preparation and catching up on work), it has certainly been worth it. Continue reading Trust

U Evangelize: Living Authentically Online and Off

Back in June 2016, I hosted my good friend Josh Canning for an episode of Clay’s Corner.  Now it’s time for Josh to interview me, this time for U Evangelize.

In this six-minute excerpt (from our full 26-minute interview on U Evangelize, we talk about how to live authentically both online and offline. In particular, I talk about how I leverage my Canucks platform to witness to Christ.

Witnessing: Seeing Something With Your Own Eyes

Here’s a quick 40-second video that I used to introduce my session on “Witnessing” for today’s rebuildmychurch.org online youth ministry conference by Project YM.

In my talk, I spoke about our need to witness to not only the youth we minister to and with, but also to the youth workers that we serve with.

Rebuild Online Youth Ministry Conference

I’m blessed and excited to be presenting at today’s Rebuild Online Youth Ministry Conference.  You can join hundreds of youth ministry leaders from across the globe on Tuesday, May 10 at 10am PST and/or 5pm PST (same content in both) for this FREE online conference.

Rebuild brings together a great mix of youth ministry voices from around the world for a two-hour virtual conference experience like no other.

I’ll be presenting on how we can be better witnesses to both the teens we minister to and with AND to our fellow youth ministers.

Hope you can join us!  Register here.

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The Original Face Time

FacetimeRemember the good old days when we would get to know someone better by spending time with him?

Like in the same physical vicinity as him.  And actually talking to him.

Not via text.  Or Twitter.  Or email.  Or Facebook.

One-on-one.  Face to face.

I’m not going to go on an anti-social media rant or diatribe here.  Obviously, I see its merits and understand the blessings that come with it.

But I also see the challenges.  In an effort to be more efficient with our time and more strategic in our approach – whether in youth ministry or in general life – we sometimes get caught up in the quantity of our relationships and not the quality of them.

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