You’re likely here because you’re either gearing up for a mission trip or contemplating one. I’m eager to share the insights from my own journeys with you. With 20 years in youth ministry under my belt and participation in over 15 short-term mission trips—11 of which I led—I’ve amassed considerable experience.  I am not trying

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If you have ever spent some time on a farm in the Midwest you probably have heard of the phrase “crop rotation”.  It is a concept farmers have learned many many years ago.  Crop rotation is an agricultural practice where different types of crops are grown sequentially on the same plot of land across several

ChatGPT, Jasper, and other artificial intelligence are changing the world we live in and impacting the Church more than we know.  It’s taking over the education system (whether they like it or not), social media, and now creative circles like music or literature.  With youth ministries, we tend to be at the forefront of culture

If you work with adolescents (age 10 – 25) then we have something for you.  USMB NextGen offered a two-part webinar about understanding adolescents’ mental health.   Mental health is the top issue that is being discussed in our world today.  The worldwide pandemic has brought mental health even more to the forefront.  Today’s adolescents face a