Kevin Mahaffy Jr. is husband to Adriana, and father of two daughters — Claudia who is a college student, and Natalia who is in high school. He has served in youth ministry for over 20 years as a teaching pastor and a popular camp and retreat speaker. Kevin has written two books and co-authored several others. He is a big Yankees fan, bookaholic, Starbucks junkie, Krispy Kreme addict, and blogger. He exercises a lot, but he also eats a lot, so you can't tell he exercises a lot.
For many teenagers, summer means sleeping in, playing video games all day, and maybe hitting the beach to work on their tan. Most students are often overloaded with school and extracurricular activities and are more stressed out by the craziness of life and keeping up with celebrities and their peers. FOMO (the Fear Of Missing […]
Ah, spring! Spring is the season of transition as everything dead is brought back to life. I love the sights, sounds, and smells of spring. Spring reminds us baseball fans we’ll soon have something to cheer about (unless you’re a Red Sox fan. Jesus doesn’t love the Red Sox). Now that spring is in full […]
Through an unexpected circumstance, I realized the mindset of service needed to change in our youth ministry. If we would choose to pay attention, God would show us how we could partner with Him to advance His kingdom in our community.
It is important for you as a youth leader to clearly define and articulate the purpose of your mission trip, your goals for the trip, and your expectations for the team participants. Here are the steps I have asked people to take if they want to participate in one of our mission trips…