Encouraging Healthy Youth Ministry

Fusion is the name of the network of youth ministers in the Diocese of South Carolina (Anglican). This site aims to encourage and build up people involved in ministry to students.

Sweet 16?

Okay, so today marks 16 years completed with the Diocese of South Carolina.  I arrived in 2001 a much younger man (and less experienced).  I never imagined I would be in this position for so long but God has yet to call me elsewhere and keeps putting challenges before me. We moved here with 3
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Every Youth Minister needs to be prepared to teach and field questions about sexuality and what the Bible actually teaches.  It’s vital to know how to respond to the common arguments made for a view other than the orthodox Christian perspective. Tim Keller did a great review of the other point of views in an article
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Sabbatical Update

The Rev. (soon to be Rev. Dr.) Rob Sturdy suggested I make the letters of Samuel Rutherford part of my devotional reading while on Sabbatical in Scotland.  Rutherford was buried here in St. Andrew’s where he taught for several years.  The book I am reading daily now is called “30 Days with Samuel Rutherford” and
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I am currently on a sabbatical which is an incredible gift from God (via my employers, the Diocese of SC). The Lord’s timing is most amazing as my wife Jane and I spent most of 2016 with her battling breast cancer. By the grace of God, she is currently cancer free and her prognosis is
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Back in October I had the privilege of leading a workshop on speaking.  It is now online at Rooted  How do we improve our communication of the gospel and the truths of God’s word? Effective speaking is about both the content and how we communicate that content. How do we shake off bad speaking habits
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“Our goal is for our kids to be intentional about everything they do—to reject passivity and mindless consumption and to embrace an ethos of action, of productivity, of meaningful work, and genuinely lifelong learning,” Sasse writes. “In other words, we want them to find the good life.” Collin Hansen has a great post about a
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I had the opportunity to interview Jaquelle Crowe last week for the Rooted Podcast. We were at The Gospel Coalition Conference and had an excellent chat about everything from Hockey (she is Canadian but likes baseball more than hockey) to her new book, to issues facing young people today. I’m not sure when the podcast will
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