Reflections from the Year of Ministry in Schools

You may or may not know this, but we are practitioners. We want to reach students as badly as you do. We spend the school year on public school campuses with students, having conversations and sharing the Gospel through our non-profit, RLTK. Pre-Covid, we were in 11 public schools. This year we started the journey of […]

The Future Church or the Future of The Church?

There is a dichotomy that exists in the world around young people, which unfortunately exists within the church. Young people are the “future,” but we treat them and view them as less-than, not fully realized people, so they get relegated to the sidelines until they are ready to contribute. Now, I am writing this to […]

The Homeless Wanderer

By: Chris Townley I once stood outside and preached a sermon. Not like on the corner with a megaphone, rambling on about unquenchable flames and punishment. But in a church courtyard with a microphone strapped to my face, and some of the verses read like, “Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire […]


Resiliency. What a word! We all want to have it as a part of our character, especially in leadership. The definition of resiliency is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or toughness. It’s been said that leaders should have thick skin and expect to be criticized, critiqued, and be free game for people to […]

An Open Letter – Ministry In The Trap

You’re new. Geez, you haven’t even started. And I’m struggling with whether I should share this with you because I don’t want to scare you away so soon. See, I was driving J home after STREETS tonight. He’s the one I was telling you about when we got together to go over the job description. […]

Gods Direction, Your Obedience

Have you ever been on vacation or any unknown area and found yourself constantly checking the navigation to make sure you are in the right direction? I mean, we live in a time where we have computers with state-of-the-art tech to get us anywhere in the world; how can you get lost, right?! I was […]

Who’s Life Are You Teaching?

Teach this generation to live their own life, not yours. There are times when we engage Generation Z from our struggle or our lack in our childhood. We have several conversations that are the cries of what we wish someone would have told us. If we peel back the layers in our parenting or ministry, […]