Christian Leadership

A melancoly kind of day

A melancoly kind of day

Forgive me.  I’m a bit melancholy today. You see today is my last day as a youth minister.  I will continue on…

Transitioning: When to Tell the Pastor

So you’re about to leave your church or are searching…

When God calls, you have to listen

So, big news in my world:  God has called me…

NCAA March Madness, BYU, and the Youth Group???….

In all the buildup to last night’s NCAA Mens Basketball…

Guest Posts

THROWRUNFIX!!!

THROWRUNFIX!!!

1 Corinthians 9:24 (New International Version) Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets…

Guest Post: Marriage- The Great Divorce…

We at MinistryPlace.net are blessed to share a few special…

Guest Post: Marriage- Clarity in Thinking…

We at MinistryPlace.net are blessed to share a few special…

Guest Post: Marriage- Definition…

We at MinistryPlace.net are blessed to share a few special…

Homeschool

An Open Letter about College…

An Open Letter about College…

Dear Parents of Teenagers, It’s just your friendly, neighborhood thirty-something youth worker here. I know that some of you are already planning…

Rural Homeschooling…

Editor’s Note: This Guest Post is from Lisa Nehring. She lives…

My 5 P’s of Grocery Savings…

Editors Note: This was originally published by Vicki Williams at…

Creating a Rhythm to Your Homeschool…

Editors Note: This was originally published by Vicki Williams at…

Ministry Tech

Using a Microsoft Surface RT in Ministry…

Using a Microsoft Surface RT in Ministry…

Eventually, it was going to happen. At some point it would be time to upgrade to a different tablet. I just didn’t…

Small Church, Small Church Plants

One of the featured missionaries in the missions module of…

#RuralMinistry Tech on The Cheap: LG Optimus F3

If you have read this blog for any amount of…

Tablet or Notebook?…

Everybody has that person they can call, text, Facebook, or…

Missions

MinistryPlace.Net on the Road: RHMA Small Town Pastors Conference…

MinistryPlace.Net on the Road: RHMA Small Town Pastors Conference…

Rural Home Missionary Association is having its annual Small Town Pastors Conference in Morton, IL this week. Brent Lacy from MinistryPlace.Net is…

WorldVision, controversy, and a look in the mirror….

My friend John over at “The Cost and The Joy”…

In Ministry? Need a Car? Here is some Help…

Have you heard of MATS? They are a unique organization…

Missions Minute: Update from Brent and Amanda Longenecker (1/14)…

A while back I posted about what “Brent The Stunt…

Money

Simply Living in Rural Ministry: Lunchmeat

Simply Living in Rural Ministry: Lunchmeat

One of the things that can be a challenge in Rural Ministry is living on a budget. While there are some things…

Christmas Shopping Guide: Vinci Tablets

One of our new Advertisers, Vinci Genius has sent MinistryPlace.Net an…

Youth Ministry On the Cheap: Youth Family Christmas Party

Do you want an inexpensive and easy Christmas idea? I…

Christmas Buyer’s Guide: Cheap Android Tablets…

I know, most of the Christmas shopping season for many…

Resources

Gods Not Dead Movie….

Gods Not Dead Movie….

Here are a few of my thoughts, after seeing the movie a second time. I am not going to include any spoilers…

Blogging at #RHMA2014 Evening Session 1….

I am enjoying connecting with other  Pastors serving in small…

Outsourcing in Youth Ministry

In “my other world” of IT and Business, there is…

Rural Ministry

Salt the Chips!

Salt the Chips!

This morning High School Sunday School, we had the following discussion: Question: Why are chips at the restaurants more salty than chips…

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

A youth ministry friend of mine once gave me great…

Reputations Are Magnified in Rural Settings

This week, I’m publishing my first novel, Sheep Among Wolves…

Staying ahead

Remember MySpace? When I first started in youth ministry, MySpace…

Student Ministry

10 Things Parents of Teens are Doing Right (Part 2)…

10 Things Parents of Teens are Doing Right (Part 2)…

In Part 1, we looked at a few of the things that parents of teenagers are doing right. We are going to…

10 Things Parents of Teens are Doing Right (Part 1)…

There seems to be so little good news when you combine…

Fundraising: Thinking outside the box

Guys I wanted to share something interesting with you. I…

Heard at #SYMC – with @GregStier Deeper/Wider Track

Here are some great nuggets from a great Morning session:…

User Submitted Resources

Guest Post: Ski Trip!….

Guest Post: Ski Trip!….

Editor’s Note: This Guest Post is from Stephanie Karolus. She is a recent graduate from Concordia University Chicago. She serves in ministry in…

Are We The Beast?. Or the Dad? Or Both?..

Having young children, (especially a 4 year old girl) ensures…

Youth Ministry on The Cheap: Free PowerPoint Game…

Here’s a freebie to give away. It’s a Powerpoint game…

Youth Ministry on the Cheap: Game Night

When I was in bi-vocational ministry, I learned quickly that…

YM For Cheap!

Youth Ministry on the Cheap:  Progressive Dinner

Youth Ministry on the Cheap: Progressive Dinner

This one is an oldie, but a goodie. When I look to plan cheap events, the progressive dinner is foremost on my…

YM on the Cheap: God’s Not Dead Movie….

If you have not heard about this movie, here is…

One more Super Bowl freebie

Here on minstryplace.net, we’re all about freebie resources.  We want…

Super Bowl Party Video

A few weeks ago I mentioned the idea of a…