Ministry & Leadership

SWO19 Youth Pastor Breakout: Dealing With Burnout

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Summer 2019  Pastors and youth pastors live in a pressure cooker from the burden of the calling, the demands of ministry, the scrutiny of others, and so much more. Many … Continue reading

Spencer Davis August 11, 2019
Event Session

10 Ways to Identify and Develop Missionaries from Your Student Ministry

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By Erik Odegard Student pastors have a unique opportunity to raise up missionaries from within their student ministries. During the 2019 Student Pastor Summit at Midwestern Seminary, I had the … Continue reading

Snowbird June 20, 2019
Article

The Painful (and Joyful) Christian Life

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By Robert Lane “God did not call us to a life of misery; He called us to a life of pain.” – Piper “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for … Continue reading

June 7, 2019
Article

Ramadan: The Power of Stories

Stories are an integral part of how our culture and worldview are shaped. Since most Muslims are born out of eastern cultures, the meaning of stories for individuals and families … Continue reading

May 24, 2019
Study Guides

Courage, Terror, & Friendship In The Middle East

This story is from a former missionary that served as a teacher to Muslim students in the Middle East. The Taliban eventually pushed out all American-based schools in the area … Continue reading

Snowbird May 15, 2019
Study Guides

Is Ecclesiology Really Important to Youth Ministry?

By Seth Stewart “Hey man! Welcome to the Student Ministry! How are you?” “I’m good.” “Awesome. Is this your first time at church in a while, or have you been … Continue reading

April 30, 2019
Article

Discontented Youth Minister, Don’t Leave Too Soon

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By Seth Stewart Imagine, after working at the same church for more than eight years and leading missions trips internationally for two, you, a 30-year-old youth minister hosts a parent’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2019
Article

Religion, Science, & My Personal Philosophy on a Christian’s Education

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By Robert Lane Education is impossible to avoid. We don’t choose to be educated or non-educated. The only option we have is what we are educated in and the level … Continue reading

April 16, 2019
Article

How I Prepared to Teach Colossians to Students

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By Seth Stewart Start with a Long-Term Strategy I very rarely choose a book in isolation. Each year, I make sure my students get a healthy diet of Scripture. I … Continue reading

April 9, 2019
Article

Practical Steps for Leading a Workplace Bible Study | Men’s Session

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Vic Carpenter : 2 Timothy 2 :Be Strong Vic Carpenter walks us through the process of establishing Bible studies within the places we work. These can have such a large … Continue reading

Vic Carpenter March 21, 2019
Event Session