I’ve always been slightly jealous of congregations with “real” youth groups. You know the ones I’m talking about: the ones with well-painted and decorated class rooms. The ones with a full-time youth minister who, despite congregational complaints that he is an overpaid song leader, makes a difference in the lives of teenagers. The…Read More
Alyssa Johnson recently finished her master’s degree in English at Abilene Christian University and plans to start working on a PhD in English at Texas Christian University in the fall. She grew up as a preacher’s kid in several small towns throughout Texas. She works with Lake Cisco Christian Camp in various capacities throughout the year, and she loves the chance to minister to these kids and watch them grow. Alyssa is an advanced swing dancer, an amateur theologian, and a mediocre ukulele player.
In a recent meeting, a group I work with was discussing which version of the Bible to use for an event. One of the attendees good naturedly quipped that for small churches, we should only use the King James Version, and although this was said in good humor, it hints at a common…Read More