The Best Content You Don’t Want To Miss from September

Every month, we want to provide you—leaders—with content we found to be encouraging, inspirational, and helpful as we lead students closer and closer to God’s heart.  This month, we’re focusing on A R T — visual, audial, + the written word. Young people long for creative expressions and we have all seen students swept away by ...

Leadership + {Sacrifice} : Why Nobody Gets to Graduate From Hard Work

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Sometimes leaders are celebrated for arriving at a place where they have faithful enough followers to ensure they no longer have to do dirty or difficult work. We say it is an honor. We say they deserve it. We say they have put in their time. Is it possible leaders can lead well enough or ...

You Can’t Make a Difference

It doesn’t require a surplus of insight to realize that the world is full of oppression.  It doesn’t take much effort to see that immeasurable suffering surrounds us, and realize that something is terribly wrong. Not long ago, I was an angst-filled teenager, convinced that I was the first person to ever experience an existential ...

Three Things to Expect from The Heartwork Blog

Our staff here at Heartwork is excited to be moving towards a deeper focus on equipping leaders. God has given us a deep passion to see the next generation live sacrificially and our aim for this blog is to be a resource to you: leaders on the front lines, leading future leaders.  Written by Seth SilversCurrently ...

Finding True Life in a Culture of ‘Self’

"Spend yourself." What a strange concept. I wonder if these words were as incomprehensible to the original audience as they are to us today. Spend myself? Are you serious? Everything in my nature tells me to think about myself. Written by Jeremiah Parks, Heartwork's Founder + Director. He has been in youth ministry since 1998 ...

The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing: Why Empty Hands Give Us a Full Heart

Possessions are important to us. What we strive for, earn, and own become some of the lenses through which people perceive us. From a young age it is easy to form wish lists filled with things we would love to have, and consequently, we build our lives around acquiring those very things. Written by Seth SilversCurrently ...