youth ministry

Taylor shares his ministry story on the YM Transfer Podcast

Taylor shares his ministry story on the YM Transfer Podcast

Taylor joins one of his youth ministry heroes, Chris Wesley, on his YM Transfer Podcast to discuss his journey in ministry.

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Youth Ministry Training(Video)

Youth Ministry Training(Video)

I led a full day of youth ministry training sessions for the Diocese of Sioux City. Click here to see the videos of the three sessions.

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An Introduction Into Comprehensive Youth Ministry

An Introduction Into Comprehensive Youth Ministry

An excerpt from a youth minister training session I gave overviewing the US Bishops vision for comprehensive youth ministry.

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Abandoning Our Selves To God, Even When It's Hard

Abandoning Our Selves To God, Even When It's Hard

This is the recording of a talk I gave to my fellow missionary youth ministers at Ablaze Ministries on the spirit of abandon...giving ourselves fully over to the Lord, even when it is difficult to do so.

So often, we who have been around the Church for a while have given our lives to the Lord generally but not in specific areas of our lives. God wants all of us. The more we give to Him, the more we can receive from Him.

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Get Plugged in to Church This Summer

Get Plugged in to Church This Summer

Summer break is not a vacation from your faith. In this video, Taylor stresses the importance of helping young people stay plugged into their faith this summer.

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The Lying Minister Epidemic

The Lying Minister Epidemic

I began my journey in ministry in 2008. I was often taught, either explicitly or by example of ministry leaders, to always bring your A-game to ministry, no matter what. Never show any weakness. Always look happy. Always make it look like you have it all figured out so that others will look at your perfect life and be inspired to live holy lives. There are two problems with that. First, who doesn't have any weaknesses, is always happy and lives a perfect life? Second, why are we lying to people, including ourselves?

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Go Forth I Will Be With You (Audio)

Go Forth I Will Be With You (Audio)

A sending forth for those who work or volunteer in ministry. We walk through the stories in Scripture of many who were called and sent to share the good news of the Father. We also look at the beginning of Ad Gentes, the Vatican II document on missionary activity and what it means for those called and sent by God into ministry. We end with the overwhelming list of the promises of God that He is always with us.

If you need some encouragement in your ministry, give this a listen.

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God Demonstrates His Love (Audio)

God Demonstrates His Love (Audio)

This is an audio recording of a session from a youth minister staff training in which I speak on how God demonstrates his love for us. Using Romans 5:8 and the lyrics of the song, "God Demonstrates His Love" by Harvest, I walk through how God has show his love for me in the depths of my sin. God wants to share his mercy and healing with you through this message.

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