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I'm the middle school pastor at Wayside Chapel in San Antonio, TX and have been doing student ministry for 14 years! I love small group ministry, playing ridiculous games, Dr Pepper and Taco Bell. I also love watching students grow in their walk with Jesus!
1 Dec 2021

Pro Lock-In

By |2021-12-01T12:16:27-08:00December 1st, 2021|Leadership, Youth Ministry Hacks|0 Comments

All-Nighters take me out for days. Sore muscles, foggy brain, exhausted body. Is it worth it?

I remember years ago reading a survey of thousands of teens from youth groups around the country; when it came to popular fun events, …

1 Nov 2021

Chaos or Catalyst?

By |2021-11-01T12:27:28-07:00November 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Covid plunged our world into chaos in 2020, but it proved to be a catalyst for incredible growth in our students and change in our student ministry. One blessing amid the chaos was the freedom from expectations of how things

23 Jun 2021

Find a New Way to Count

By |2021-06-23T14:25:30-07:00June 23rd, 2021|Youth Ministry Hacks|0 Comments

The number of students we have since reopening is different than before.

I bet that’s the same for you too. Whether it’s more or less, you’re probably in a weird “new normal” territory.

My own group is seeing a smaller …

15 Apr 2021

Let’s Have the Swimsuit Debate

By |2021-05-17T16:42:58-07:00April 15th, 2021|Leadership|1 Comment

If there is one incredible gift last summer’s lockdowns gave us youth workers, it was a blessed reprieve from the annual swimsuit dress code debates.  Things are starting to reopen, and we have less time this year for navel-gazing as …

9 Apr 2021

Start Asking for Help

By |2021-05-17T16:44:32-07:00April 9th, 2021|Youth Pastor Life|0 Comments

I had a really good conversation with my counselor the other day (let’s normalize mental health OK?).

She had asked me a question that I just did not get. I kept on trying to come up with answers but I …

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