How do you communicate with your adult leaders during a youth event? Do you have leader meetings throughout the event, perhaps in the morning to go over the schedule? In the evening to debrief? Do you bring along sets of walkie-talkies to communicate during the day? Or cell phones? Or smoke signals? How do you make sudden changes to your schedule? Or what’s the best way to communicate in an emergency? There are several different ways to stay in touch and depending on your group and on the event, the best way will mold to your context

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One of my favorite scenes from Shrek is where Shrek and Donkey are walking through a farm and Shrek explains that ogres are like onions. And Donkey tries to convince Shrek to go for a more delicious alternative. Cakes! Parfaits! Mmm… now I’m craving some cheesecake parfait from La Madeleine. I believe that each of our callings are similar in that they have layers

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Kon’nichiwa sekai! (Hello, world!) I started this blog as a way to resource other youth workers who have a heart for seeing today’s kids grow up into Christ. I have three main goals for this blog: provide resources for youth ministry, share thoughts on soul care, explore how to become more efficient in the office, and develop a community

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