Greg Stier

Christian Post Guest Columnist

Stop Playing Defense in Youth Ministry!

We play a lot of defense in youth ministry. We fight against tough opponents like teen suicide, marijuana and opioid addiction, cyber-bullying, sexting and on and on and on the list goes. Teenagers today are up against a long list of enemies and we want to help them win. But it is almost impossible to win the battle for the hearts, minds and souls of the next generation by just playing defense.

4 Super Simple and Effective Ways to Become a Better Speaker

I've been speaking to teenagers for almost three decades now, during a third of that time I was a preaching pastor as well. I'm terrible at sports (uncoordinated) and horrific at hobbies (easily distracted) so I've poured everything I have into becoming a better, more impacting communicator.

Bad Math: Why Just Planting More Churches Is Not Enough

There is a church planting frenzy in America. It's the thing these days. And speaking as a former church planter I can see why. But there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America and there are only 35,000 cities and towns. How many more new church plants do we need?

We Need More Risk Takers in Youth Ministry!

We need risk takers who are williing to leave their paradigms and programs behind and even risk losing their jobs so that more teenagers can be reached for Jesus. The urgency is at an all time high and our collective effectiveness is at an all time low.

Helping Your Teens Process the Las Vegas Massacre

how do you help your students process this latest atrocity? How do you help your students find safe harbor in the midst of their understandable sea of anxiety, doubt, fear and questions about the presence of an all-powerful and loving God?

The Key to Revival: Sizzle and Steak

Every great revival has both sizzle and steak. The sizzle is the rally point for the revival, the shock and awe of an event or a moment that captures attention, imaginations and hearts. But sizzle without steak is just a mouth-watering sound that disappoints.

My Prayer for Texas

They have been overwhelmed with destruction. Please overwhelm them with your presence. Bless the rescuers, those who are braving the high waters with boats and boots to save the trapped. They remind us of your Son who was willing to wade waist deep into the swirling sin of humanity.

A Cure for Racism

Racism was real growing up in North Denver. For my family it was "us" verses "them." And the result was extreme violence, shed blood and intense hatred. But then Jesus came in and changed everything.

Refuse to Lose Your Gospel Urgency!

Don't wait for tragedy to strike. Live in Gospel urgency now by choice and share the message of Jesus with friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and classmates before it's too late.