The 8th Reason it’s Hard to Find a Youth Minister

Introduction It is an interesting place to be when I read something and find myself saying, “Yes, but also no.” This was my experience reading a well meaning and solidly written banner article on The Gospel Coalition*. I agree with Gulledge on his reasoning. Probably a lot of young seminarians reject leading a youth ministryContinue reading “The 8th Reason it’s Hard to Find a Youth Minister”

Acts 29 Marks of a Gospel Coalition Church Order of Service (With Excerpts)

I can not reveal the way in which I acquired this outline of service, dated 10-18-2020. However, in my travels I have distressingly found it to be the norm with a few tweaks. I hope that it entertains more than distresses. Or perhaps it will serve as a corrective and will prod a few intoContinue reading “Acts 29 Marks of a Gospel Coalition Church Order of Service (With Excerpts)”

Encouragement for Young Men

Introduction Can we begin with the assumption that young men have brains and occasionally those things get used? I probably over cite Luther’s quote on humanity being like a drunk on a mule who falls off on one side and just to keep things even makes sure to fall off the other side the nextContinue reading “Encouragement for Young Men”

Running the Kids out of Church on a Rail

Introduction It has become darkly humorous to me how the fretting over youth leaving the church has lead to a sort of self fulfilling prophesy. We worry the youth will leave, but are somehow shocked and appalled when they do just that. Fortunately I think there are the rumblings, on the deeper end of theContinue reading “Running the Kids out of Church on a Rail”