student leadership

Pocket Change: Your Students Are Watching You

Pocket Change: Your Students Are Watching You

Can you remember the first time you saw real poverty?

I grew up in a small town in the mountains of northeast Tennessee—a place where real poverty definitely exists, but a place where it was uncommon to find homeless people out on the streets.  As a matter of fact, you don’t really find anybody out wandering our streets back home. That’s why my first experience seeing homeless men on the street in downtown Atlanta really messed with me...

Create A Serving Culture

Create A Serving Culture

Over the summer we had Kids’ Camp at our church. As the Jr. High pastor I was asked to run the games for the week. I recruited a couple students to help me on a specific night. As the night got going and groups began showing up to my station, I was overwhelmed by the number of Jr. and Sr. High school students who were group leaders. I started trying to count and realized that nearly half of the leaders at Kids’ Camp were between 6th and 12th grades...