James is a youth ministry veteran who is currently on the Engagement Team at One Child Matters, a global child development organization. His role involves creating church partnerships between churches in North American and churches in the developing world. He is also the Cofounder of TeamSend.org, a crowdsourcing platform for short-term mission trips. His 25 years of professional youth ministry has kept him young. Raising two teenaged daughters is making him feel old.
A Shaky Foundation Several years into my career as a youth pastor I had a crisis of purpose. I loved what I was doing and believed developing people and programs to support teenagers in their faith journey was one…
If the kingdom of heaven belongs to children and adolescents, then the church must believe and behave as if their presence matters. Regrettable Words When I was in full-time youth ministry I felt part of my job was to…
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