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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!
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 …

30 Mar 2021

That Spring Slump Hits Different

By |2021-05-17T16:45:23-07:00March 30th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

Post-apocalypse life has meant that this year, the Spring Slump is hitting a little differently.

I don’t know about you, but every year we go through some type of slump in the spring. Maybe it’s because the school year is …

17 Mar 2021

Untie Your Shoes!

By |2021-03-22T09:00:16-07:00March 17th, 2021|Youth Ministry Hacks|0 Comments

Like most mid-thirties guys, I’m thinking about being healthy.

One of the way I try to do my part to be eating pizza and drinking coke until I’m 70 and the grandfather of the youth group is by working out. …

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