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Lock the Church Down

Ever have that fear that if something happened to the church, or the church office you’d be in a world of hurt? UMCom released my March MyCom article on church online security. In there I pull … [Read more...]

Next Steps… A Follow Up to The Open Letter

The last two weeks have been pretty crazy.  The Open Letter to Parents post blew up and had over 25,000 unique hits in just a few days.  The number of emails, calls, texts and personal conversations … [Read more...]

The Round Up- October 18, 2013

  Student Ministry What Happens When Parents See Youth Ministry as an Elective?- Average Youth Ministry Why “No” is One of the Most Important Words in Youth Ministry- Andy Blanks … [Read more...]

A Few Of My Favorite Student Ministry Tech Tools

Websites You have to have a website.  I don’t care the size of your group, you need a site, a place that tells who you are, where you are, when you meet and can be a place where parents, … [Read more...]

The Round Up- October 4, 2013

Youth Ministry How To Apologize When You Mess Up- Smarter Youth Ministry Clergy at Higher Risk for Anxiety and Depression- Huffington Post How to Talk to Adults- Stephen Ingram Culture The 10 … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Corner: Shiny New Things by Daniel Griswold

Pastors Corner: Shiny New Things By Daniel Griswold Youth Director at Saint Andrew By-The-Sea UMC Hilton Head Island, SC   Twitter:  @Dannonhill     Email: DanielGriswold@Gmail.com Blog: … [Read more...]

Post “Apple-Pocalypse”: Why You Should Upgrade to iOS 7 (after the servers cool down)

Yesterday we all survived the “Apple-Pocalypse”.  For anyone who owns a recent “i” product from the white fruit company, there was a sudden peer pressure to upgrade to the … [Read more...]

3 Websites That are Helping Me Feel Human in Youth Ministry

3 websites that are helping me feel human in youth ministry #1: theworkofthepeople.com.  Their videos are beautiful and, though they are not necessarily intended for youth ministry, the subject … [Read more...]

Ironing the Shirt You Are Wearing

I woke up at 5:00 am I began writing over a cup of hot french pressed local coffee. I finished writing at 7:00, made breakfast and sent my family off. I took a shower, put on my clothes and was ready … [Read more...]

Cell Phone laws….

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Faith and Patriotism

Well, it’s almost July 4th. If you’re an American, that means it’s time for burgers, hot dogs, apple pies, and fireworks.  The majority of us will take a day off to celebrate our … [Read more...]

Netflix You Can Use: Mystery Men

I am constantly watching the Netflix New Arrivals list for films that are streaming that have good overall watchability as a youth ministry movie and that also may have a specific scene that can be … [Read more...]

the iPrison

Once, we were at a restaurant enjoying our lunch, when I started hearing sound that wasn't part of the restaurant's music. It sounded like a live TV show with laughing and clapping. I … [Read more...]

We Made An iOS Game!!! And its fun. Check it out.

I’m so proud of my good friend Mark Marianelli, who is the other major part of an entity called Six AM Comics.  We’ve been working on creative projects together since High School, and … [Read more...]

A Word on Temple Run, Vision and Hope

Temple Run app shows we have the power to make things better in life By DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Published Friday, February 1, 2013 in “The Island Packet” Bluffton … [Read more...]

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