Leading a Young Life Cabin Time: Before Cabin Time Eat, Pray, Love, Look…

Eat. Think about snacks. Why snacks? What kind of snacks? Will crinkly candy wrappers and crunchy potato chips be a distraction in your cabin? Pray. Paul instructs us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). So when it comes to cabin time when should pray? Right when you start? At the end of the meeting?Continue reading “Leading a Young Life Cabin Time: Before Cabin Time Eat, Pray, Love, Look…”

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Leading a Young Life Cabin Time: Cabin Time Problems

Cabin time is such a crucial time at Young Life camp; it’s where kids get to process the talks they’re hearing and ultimately process their response to the gospel. Sadly, some of our cabin times can get a bit derailed. Here are some issues that you might want to be aware of. Keep these inContinue reading “Leading a Young Life Cabin Time: Cabin Time Problems”

God’s Mission – Worksheet

The following is a short worksheet/Bible study on God’s mission and our role in it that I’m using with the Young Life student staff in LA. God’s Mission: Genesis to Revelation I’ve heard them described as the “navy seals” of Christians. They’re sometimes talked about as an “elite” bunch, while everyone else sort of justContinue reading “God’s Mission – Worksheet”

Thank You For Your Support This Year!

A Year of Firsts… As you know, this was my first year coming on to Young Life staff. Because of that it really was a year full of ‘first times.” It was my first time leading our Student Staff and Staff Associate cohorts, first time training our regional staff, first time leading workshops for ourContinue reading “Thank You For Your Support This Year!”

3 Tips for Engaging Latino/a Students

In a short, but helpful, article, Roslyn Hernández writes about the diverse, complicated, sometimes painful, but also rich history that people of Spanish speaking descent bring to the table. Our city consists of a 48% Latino population. Not every area (or even the region as a whole) is going to reflect this percentage in theirContinue reading “3 Tips for Engaging Latino/a Students”

“Disability and the Church” – A Few Takeaways

I just got done reading a new book by Lamar Hardwick about – as the title obviously implies – disability and the church. While the focus is definitely on church I think there is some important overlap for Young Life as a whole and not just Capernaum. I recommend the book but I know manyContinue reading ““Disability and the Church” – A Few Takeaways”

Future Glory in Heaven and Future Justice on Earth

I planned this discussion forum for my “Orientation to Theological Studies Course” many months ago… but the topic is especially relevant this week. One key aspect of Derek Hicks’s essay, “Eschatology in African American Theology” was the notion that for African American theologians “eschatology is woven together by thoughts of future glory in heaven and future justiceContinue reading “Future Glory in Heaven and Future Justice on Earth”

Review: Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions – Anthony Bradley

Anthony Bradley’s edited volume, Aliens in the Promised Land, is a collection of essays on the topic of minority leadership in evangelical Christian churches and institutions. These essays were complied so that evangelical institutions might learn how to adequately address issues of race that often lie underneath the surface. On the surface, it seems asContinue reading “Review: Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions – Anthony Bradley”

My Rule of Life – 2020

Instead of a New Year’s Resolution I have decided to share my Rule of Life with you. Recall,  a “Rule of Life” is simply “intentional pattern of spiritual disciplines that provides structure and direction for growth in holiness. A Rule establishes a rhythm for life in which is helpful for being formed by the Spirit,Continue reading “My Rule of Life – 2020”