Success, Part 2


Alright, I'm notorious for asking questions then just leaving the room to allow the chaos afterwards take over.

Which is a great way to lead a youth discussion, not so great if you're into control.

Which is a nice segway for my next question...

What are the competing definitions of success you've had to deal with in ministry?

Which definition have you adopted as your own personal 'compass'?

Is it in agreement or competition with your current leadership?

he, he, he...nothing like a few surfacy questions.

Measuring Success


Had a great lunch today with some other minister/pastors/goofballs like me and the question came up - how do you measure success in ministry?

Is about how many butts you have in the seats? (Which I hope not because we don't have seats.)

Can success really even be measured?

Or how about this comment: If it's healthy, it will grow.

I'll save my two cents for later.

New contributor


Let me be the first to welcome our newest member to the, miss Natalie Reed. Natalie has a heart for Christ, and committment to teens and a desire to work in some capacity in youth ministry. She is also my cousin and our first female contributor. You can read her blog here.



Hey Everyone,

I have a request for you. A good friend of mine, JD, sent me this request:

"Greetings youth minister friends!

I have spent a few hours now trying to find something for high school bible class (I'm not the teacher, so I am kind of fishing without a lure here). I have been using the Velocity series from BlueFishTV and the kids liked it. It had really cool DVD segments that lead into discussions.

So I'm figuring there are dozens of things like this out there, but I'm not having any luck with finding anything. We do not usually buy books for the teens (the bluefish stuff had reproduceable handouts). Our teacher for that class is very limited in time, but the DVD stuff helped him out a lot. He has acess to some HIGH SCHOOL TALK SHEETS and I bought him something off of next gen publishers website to tide him over until I can find more. Velocity hasn't come out with a #4 ... so ... I'm stuck."

I sent him an e-mail but you can leave your responses here or do the same, it's up to you. Either way all of your great insight would be appreciated. God bless!

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