Teach Like a Pirate // Blog
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Youth Ministry, in recent years, seems to have become less creative; we have readopted the ancient form of communication, preaching, as the go-to model to bring about transformation to our students. However, lecture is one of the least effective forms. Just because it was in the Bible doesn’t make it the best tool for teaching young disciples (or mature ones … more

Dealing with problems with right solutions
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Heifetz and Linsky, in Leadership on the Line, cite two core types of problems/challenges for leaders. The first are Technical problems/challenges, which are the kind of problems that are obvious, with solutions that are obvious. Leaders can typically just deal with these. The second are Adaptive problems/challenges. These cannot be solved quickly or with simple answers or responses They might require a leader to think of new insights, … more