I’m going to answer two questions and tell you a mistake I made recently. First question, what is Periscope? Basically, Periscope is an app which allows you to live-feed video from your phone to people. Think of it as Twitter with live video. People can watch it live and they […]

Wait for it… Wait for it… Wait for it… BOOM! Club, campaigners, contact work, meetings, meetings, meetings (REPEAT). As a YL leader we know how to crank out these things and more to serve the purpose of sharing the great news of the gospel. But, if we aren’t careful we […]

Power-Start the Year: On-Campus Prayer Walk

I always tell people Young Life began out of two developments. I will tell you one of them: prayer. There is a lot that can be said about how Young Life was saturated in prayer right from its beginning, consider just these few entries from the diary of Jim Rayburn, […]

Anyone who knows actual living, breathing, teenagers is well-aware of their social media consumption. It is high, really high. It is tool of life for us all. For YL leaders it is a tool, an important tool. Note that it is just a tool. I’ve tried to capture some of […]

Over the summer I normally try to post a couple things that I learned over the previous school year. If you want see the series as it has developed over lots of years then click here. If you have anything you learned from last year that you would like to […]

Over the summer I normally try to post a couple things that I learned over the previous school year. If you want see the series as it has developed over lots of years then click here. Most of the “This Year” posts are about something I learned and basically “figured […]

Over the summer I normally try to post a couple things that I learned over the previous school year. If you want see the series as it has developed over lots of years then click here. In our camp training we always say that camp is a two week commitment. […]

On December 10th, 2007 I put up my first post on YLHelp. Over the first summer I decided to do a series on “This Year…”. In these posts I reflect over the summer on things I learned over the course of the previous school year. Summer is a good time […]

We leave for camp on Friday and have been in thick of camp training. One of the universal things YL leaders learn in training is that camp is (at minimum) a two week commitment… the week of camp and then follow-up. Many of us are spent when we get back […]

Howdy Partner! Many moons ago the infamous Rick Wilson pulled me aside and taught me how to lead the square dance at summer camp. I’ve been doing it ever since. Sometimes I do it for our club. I just did it for our year end leader party. A Crossfit gym […]

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes – Romans 1:16. 1. God’s power to save people is found in the gospel. 2. In our desire to see our friends believe in Jesus and find salvation, […]