You’re Not Fired!

Guest Blog By Pastor Bob Jones

Take one police helicopter, a dark Friday night and a parking lot.

Add a dash of searchlights.

Stir in a healthy dose of teenagers.

Throw in a pinch of sledgehammers.

Mix them together and you get a recipe for disaster.

Or a recipe for an unforgettable youth event. 

Three Genius Brain Hacks to Fight Exhaustion

Ford, Edison and Einstein had some interesting habits that kept their minds sharp and creative. What researchers found is that these same habits also kept them alert and motivated! They didn’t struggled with exhaustion because they learned to do these three things.


Years ago I read You Don’t Have to Go Home From Work Exhausted by Ann McGee-Cooper. Her book helped me pull out of a slump. It helped me regain energy and enthusiasm for my ministry. There are so many excellent ideas to balance your right and left brain so that you are more able to think, less exhausted and can sleep better at night. Here’s the first idea that really works for me.

Robertson’s 6 Responses to Tech and Your Teen

Can you keep up with  your teen and tech? 

The impact of the digital world is so powerful and pervasive that it’s almost impossible for most of us to keep up. That’s why I am so thankful for people like Walt Mueller (CPYU) and Paul Robertson (Youth Unlimited) who do the hard work keeping up with the changes and challenges posed by cyber space.

Here are 6 practical responses from Paul Robertson for parents:

Marv Penner’s 3 Words to Describe Your Role with Parents

Recently, Youth Specialties posted a fantastic blog by Marv Penner. The post nails it when it comes to how to do youth ministry right. It means working with parents instead of working for them! What a change of perspective and it boils down to 3 all-important words: