Our Amazing Teens

2017-04-02T23:19:26-05:00

Article by Danny Mitchell Have you noticed lately that teenagers are doing some pretty amazing things? Take Zac Sunderland for example. This seventeen-year-old homeschooler from California was recently featured in ESPN: The Magazine, chronicling his attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. That’s right. 25,000 nautical miles by himself in a [...]

Our Amazing Teens2017-04-02T23:19:26-05:00

Faith is Sometimes Best Understood by Looking Backwards

2017-04-02T23:11:34-05:00

Article by Danny Mitchell I read once that faith is sometimes best understood by looking backwards. Now, on the surface that statement feels a lot like the inside of a Christian greeting card or one of those posters with cute animals and trite sayings that we hang on our walls to inspire us to do [...]

Faith is Sometimes Best Understood by Looking Backwards2017-04-02T23:11:34-05:00

UnChristian: What a New Generation Thinks About Christianity…And Why it Matters

2017-04-02T23:24:28-05:00

Article by Danny Mitchell Because I am increasingly wary of books that describe how bad things are in the American evangelical church, I was initially skeptical after being handed a copy of UnChristian. My growing dissatisfaction with these books comes from my concern that many of the authors have forgotten that in spite of her numerous [...]

UnChristian: What a New Generation Thinks About Christianity…And Why it Matters2017-04-02T23:24:28-05:00

Discoveries of a Youth Pastor

2017-04-02T23:21:03-05:00

Article by Danny Mitchell There are certain lessons I have learned over the last decade and a half in youth ministry. I learned early on that taking students to play paintball really means open season on the youth pastor, and I learned that something always gets broken during a lock-in. I figured out that playing [...]

Discoveries of a Youth Pastor2017-04-02T23:21:03-05:00

Asking the Right Questions About Youth Ministry, Part 2

2017-04-02T23:27:15-05:00

Article by Danny Mitchell I have a confession to make. The pressure was on and in the heat of the moment I succumbed to what Jason Stephenson, youth director at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, labels the “pragmatism of youth ministry.” In the last issue of Equip to Disciple, I stated that the first question [...]

Asking the Right Questions About Youth Ministry, Part 22017-04-02T23:27:15-05:00

Asking the Right Questions about Youth Ministry, Part 1

2017-04-02T23:29:10-05:00

Article by Danny Mitchell I recently heard a veteran PCA youth pastor say that only 6% of the current generation of students claim to be evangelical Christians, compared to 65% of the Baby Boomer generation. I then read an online study conducted by LifeWay Research (www.lifeway.com) which found that two-thirds of adults between the ages [...]

Asking the Right Questions about Youth Ministry, Part 12017-04-02T23:29:10-05:00