If you are a regular listener to God Geeks (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t be) you know that my co-host Chris “Wookie” Goins is headed to college this summer. As you know from God Geeks Chris is the u...
We are still working out some of the kinks to God Geeks format, but here is episode 3. We talk a bit about some of the new movies coming up and spend some time talking about last night’s Geekstravaganza. God Geeks Episode 3
If you didn’t check out our first God Geeks (and even if you did) you will want to check this one out. My co-host picked up a new 17in Macbook and so we recorded it directly into Garage Band and then he did the editing th...
Chris “Wookie” Goins is one of my college students. He is sort of the technical director of our church and more than that he is my resident go to Geek. We have been meeting on Thursday mornings and for some reason t...
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I don’t have all of the answers and some weeks it feels like I don’t have any of the answers. I forget students names sometimes and say stupid things that hurt their feelings. I often find a good word picture or object lesson and build the lesson off of that instead of the other way around. I have put the finishing touches on a Wednesday night Bible study on Wednesday more times than I can count. I don’t always pray as much as I should and I never study as much as I should. I try every new youth ministry model that comes from the “experts” and I have had at least 3 mission statements over the past 5 years.
But I love students ministry. I love watching teenagers as they serve God. I love to see them worship and forget about themselves for a while. I love seeing someone wake up to the love of God if only for a little while. I love to see them out serving their community and sharing the love of Christ with others. I love to be a part of their lives and I love seeing the world through their eyes. Like I said, I’m an average youth pastor.
For over 10 years now I have been trying to add creative ideas for use in the local church. In the early days Nailscars.com was just a place to publish some scripts, but it has become a collection of creative ministry resources for youth ministry and worship.
I began writing a blog more to process my own thoughts more than anything else. As I started writing the comments that I got back from people amazed me. As I was honest with my struggles most of them would write and say “Thank you.” “It is just nice to know someone else struggles with these same things,” was a common response.
So this has become a place where I share the struggles and successes of being in youth ministry. I hope that you find something that God can use in your life and ministry.