It was a simpler time. Youth Group was a game, a few familiar songs, five minutes of teaching and 12 minutes of “well, what about…” questions. We laughed, we prayed, and then we hung out in the parking lot until mom or dad came to pick us up.
When you look around the room, the place where you worship, and you see your fourth grade boys aren’t worshipping, maybe it’s not because they’re missing something—maybe it’s because we are.
Even though I don’t know a lot about music, I do know a lot about what makes a band work well at the various camps and retreats I’ve hosted over the years.
Several weeks ago I attended a seminar on creating effective experiences and environments… for preschoolers. I was the only guy in the room and the only person who wasn’t a preschool teacher. Frankly, I...
It’s what people remember. Think of a perfect routine on the uneven bars, a beautiful dive from the high platform, a great 5k run, a flawless 8 innings. In the end, what people will remember is the end.