We are here to serve. Below are a few questions that have been coming up often. Please always feel free to contact us to discuss specific situations! What’s the plan going forward after these first few weeks of ministry? Life Teen is tentatively going to take a “3 week on, 2 week off” structure. Having … Continue reading Ministry FAQs (during Covid)
They say it ‘takes a village’ to raise a child…and how much more that is true of raising a Saint, especially in the 21st century. More than a decade into leading youth ministry, I realize that I would have always made that statement, but as the world has seemed to grow more complex and challenging … Continue reading It Takes a Village
I think we all like to think of ourselves as unique individuals (and theologically it is accurate that we are each unrepeatable designs of God the Creator), so maybe I’m no different in wanting to not get lost in the crowd of humanity. But it has always given me a distain for clichés. You know, … Continue reading Sometimes it Just Sucks
Guest blogger: Dania Allen, Ph.D. The current situation in the world is surely one that has us all on edge and feeling anxious/out of control. I am no exception. My training, my education – neither of those things prevent me from feeling anxious or out of control myself. They only give me the tools I … Continue reading Peace in a Pandemic
Growing up, I used to get terrible motion sickness as my mom would drive through the curvy, hilly, windy southwest Missouri roads. It was always the worst on Sunday mornings because of course we were always running late for mass, so every curve and hill was taken at a speed that felt like the car … Continue reading Look Up
When it comes to prayer, this can be a difficult question to answer. In fact, feeling like it’s an impossible challenge can actually discourage us from praying because we feel like the prayer life we want/Jesus deserves is such a lofty & impossible goal to reach, that it’s just not worth even taking those first … Continue reading When is enough enough?
You've been praying. You've been living a Christian life. But your youth minister keeps asking you to listen to what God is saying to you and you think she might be a little crazy. I mean, do real people actually HEAR God talk to them? Yes! And you can too. I think most of us … Continue reading How can I tell if God is speaking to me?
If there's one thing I've collected in my life following Jesus...it's that it's a road seldom endured alone. I know that on the best, brightest days, the company of a true friend has tripled my joy, and in the deepest, darkest moments of crisis, even the mere presence of another soul to share my sorrow … Continue reading We do this together.