Parenting


When I began youth ministry years ago I was encouraged to involve college age and young adults in our youth ministry. The premise behind this approach was that in order to reach youth culture the ministry needed to look like youth culture. I did my best to equip the young team I had assembled but I kept bumping into problems—most of them related to maturity. The “maturity” problem came to a head the day I had to speak with one of my...

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  It was not your choice to be born into ministry, but you were nonetheless.  It is a shared life we live.  Our hearts and lives are not defined by ministry, but they are certainly shaped by it.  And so I pray this prayer for you, my beloved children… I pray that you know my fierce love for you even as you share me with a host of others. I pray that as I seek to meet the needs of others that you do not experience that I am...

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Helicopter Parents


Posted By on Aug 23, 2013 in Coaching, Parenting | 0 comments

Whomp, whomp, whomp… That is the sound of the rotors turning on a “helicopter parent.”  You have them in your ministry and frankly they can drive you crazy. The “whomp” “whomp” of their questions can begin to sound like the drone of the teacher from Charlie Brown’s classroom.  You avoid them in the church halls by dashing into the bathroom.  As a matter of fact, you are familiar with all the mop closets as well.  When they finally...

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