About Ronald

I'm the middle school pastor at Wayside Chapel in San Antonio, TX and have been doing student ministry for over a decade. My wife and I have been married for 12 years and we have three wonderful daughters! I love small group ministry, playing ridiculous games, Dr Pepper and Taco Bell. I also love watching students grow in their walk with Jesus!
2 Dec 2020

Planning a Great Online Christmas Party

By |2020-12-04T14:17:13-08:00December 2nd, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

With COVID shutdowns at the end of the year, many of us are quickly finding ourselves needing to do our Christmas Party programming online. A few amazing youth workers (Isaac Leimeister, Samantha McEnhimer, Angel Myers, Rob Monroe, Jason Rysdyk, Richard

22 Oct 2020

Discord Youth Ministry

By |2020-10-22T11:41:40-07:00October 22nd, 2020|Youth Ministry Ideas|0 Comments

In a season where the world shut down and went indoors, churches were forced to go online.

For many, this was a challenge; but for someone who grew up playing video games, being online came naturally.

In July 2019, I …

16 Oct 2020

DYM = More than Resources

By |2020-10-16T09:34:43-07:00October 16th, 2020|Youth Pastor Life|0 Comments

I often say, “I came to Download Youth Ministry for the resources. I stayed for the community.”

When I jumped into  DYM as a member and author, I was immediately aware of the dynamic duo of Timothy Miller and Andrew …

2 Oct 2020

I Am Weary

By |2020-10-02T08:48:01-07:00October 2nd, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Youth ministry friends, I am weary.

Actually, that’s not true. I’m next level stupid-exhausted.
I have a feeling I’m not alone.
2020 has brought a giant storm of challenges and troubles like I’ve never seen. The weight of racial tensions
30 Sep 2020

Bonsai Christianity

By |2020-09-30T09:25:05-07:00September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building a Student Ministry that Raises Up Giants

During the holidays I look forward to sipping my pumpkin spice latte on a brisk autumn day. I look forward to the peppermint milkshake at Chick-fil-A. It is without question unmatched among

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