Launch Your Dream by Dale Partridge is a book giving tips to Entrepreneurs to help them launch their passion into a business. As a youth pastor, I read business books to help me shed light in a new way to help me be better leader. While targeted for starting businesses, there are a ton of things … More Book Review of Launch Your Dream: A 30-Day Plan for Turning Your Passion Into Your Profession
Level Up Youth Ministry was birthed very recently and I want to give you some backstory why. If you have noticed, this site used to be ben-lock.com. If you click on that link it takes you to levelupyouthministry.com. I felt God giving me a new vision and mission and to help youth workers that wasn’t … More Why You Should Enter the Level Up Youth Ministry Give Away!
One the greatest tools I have used to grow as a leader and pastor is reading. I was never a reader until coming into the position I am in, but once I started reading, I saw how much I grew and haven’t stopped since. If you want to grow in your Christian leadership this year, … More 40 Books to Read to Grow in Ministry
Vision is something we all need to understand the reason for why we are doing something. As youth pastors, we need to be communicating vision often to our leaders and students. Without it, our leaders can begin to grow weary and feel they have no purpose. It helps teens to understand that all the pizza … More 6 Ways to Communicate Vision in Youth Ministry
Coaching is important for us to grow in our ministries. If you have been contemplating coaching, trust me, it helps you grow by leaps and bounds. The 2018 Youth Ministry Coaching Cohort by Terrace Crawford and David Olshine is a great place for you to start! It is a year long starting in January going … More 6 Reasons to do the Youth Ministry Coaches 2018 Cohort
This past Sunday, our church celebrated being a church for 70 years. It was such an amazing service and an honor to be a part of. I got to speak a small portion of the event about the future. I spoke how we all have a part in speaking influence into the lives of the … More 5 Ways We Should Lead Like Paul
In youth ministry, there is a word that goes around called burnout. When you get so exhausted and feel that you want to quit and nearly any other job sounds better than where you, then you may be experiencing a little bit of burnout. This can be caused by many things in your ministry setting, … More 6 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Youth Ministry
One thing that I know is true for people in youth ministry is that it is very easy to get discouraged. Recently, I thought about how hard I worked with the team of leaders I get to serve in going through transitions of expanding our family ministry programs. It’s hard and a constant battle. While … More 10 Points of Encouragement for the Youth Pastor