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Meet Our Travel Team Leaders for 2021

top left to right: Zoe Jamison, Josh Hastings, Cody Ray, Ben Reitinger, Abby Benedict, Todd Shoemaker, Josiah Shank, Josiah Bogue, Elisabeth Brady Worship Specialty Travel Team based in Akron, OH:  Administrative Leader Todd Shoemaker ...

Least Likely

Least Likely

If there was a high school yearbook category for “Least Likely to End Up a Youth Pastor,” Dan Miller may have been the top candidate.  Dan grew up in a loosely charismatic family and floated around in different churches through his early teens. By mid-high...

Prepare Your Students to Find a Church When They Leave Home

Prepare Your Students to Find a Church When They Leave Home

There are many adjustments to make when a student moves from living at home to living on their own. Finding and getting involved in a good church home can make these adjustments easier. But how do you encourage your students to look for a church plus how do they find...

When Worst Case Scenarios Hit

When Worst Case Scenarios Hit

Join Eric Miller as he talks with Vinnie Fisher and Esther Pacheco about mandatory reporting, trauma, and crisis. Esther Pacheco is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. She has been working with kids in Delaware, Ohio in private...

Bible Study or Fun

Bible Study or Fun

Both Bible study and fun are obviously important when it comes to youth ministry, but what’s a youth leader to do when it comes time to plan your regular youth ministry event? Does balance even exist? Your students might have differing views than you or your adult...

Greater Importance – Students, Student Leaders, Volunteers or Parents?

Greater Importance – Students, Student Leaders, Volunteers or Parents?

Any youth pastor or leader who’s served for more than a couple weeks knows the tension of this ministry focus! Where do you invest your time, energy and resources? Eric Miller, director of ministry programs for CE National will talk with youth pastors Fletcher Abbott,...

Discipleship: Use and Misuse of the Term

Discipleship: Use and Misuse of the Term

“Who is in your discipleship group?”  All of us in church-work use the term. “Discipleship” as referred to in the Great Commission of our Lord, bold-lined as Jesus left planet earth. All pastors refer to it at times. Many books explain what a disciple looks like....

Racial and Political Prejudices: Pastorpedia

Racial and Political Prejudices: Pastorpedia

I am scared to write this  At least a little afraid, in the sense that I write this early in November, and I wonder what will happen, before you read this, in the media or on the streets or even in churches that complicates the racial tensions even more. It is a shame...

Making the Most of Your Operation Barnabas Experience (Video)

Making the Most of Your Operation Barnabas Experience (Video)

Operation Barnabas is CE National's three week high school summer ministry training program equipping students to live ON MISSION through evangelism training, character development, and servant-leadership. Eric Miller, CE National’s director of ministry operations,...

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