Entries by Nate Brooks

Ready, Aim, Focus

Just what, exactly, is youth ministry for? What is considered healthy youth ministry? What is successful youth ministry? Is youth ministry relevant? These questions linger in the hearts of many congregations and youth leaders and can’t be answered easily—nor can they be ignored.

Silence: Self-examination in the Presence of God:

Theologian Howard Thurman writes, “There is very great virtue in the cultivation of silence, and strength to be found in using it as a door to God. Such a door opens within. When I have quieted down, I must spend some time in self-examination in the presence of God.”