Monthly Archives : May 2007

Vintage Christianity 3

Vintage Christianity 3

In this third installment of our Vintage Column, seminarian Blackford suggests that the Emergent Church has always been part of the Christian Church movement as we “break away” from the world. Continue reading

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Young Adults and the Church: Book Reviews of Blue Like Jazz and Velvet Elvis

Young Adults and the Church: Book Reviews of Blue Like Jazz and Velvet Elvis

Rev. Terry Dittmer ponders the emergent Church and the influence of culture and today’s young adult on our theology as reflected in two compelling books, Blue Like Jazz by Don Miller and Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell. Continue reading

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Review: Hurt – Inside the World of Today’s Teenager

Review: Hurt – Inside the World of Today’s Teenager

Hurt hits the spot for those of us that want to reach youth exactly where they are. While Clark occasionally dabbles with language more familiar to university classrooms, overall he writes for an audience that actively works with today Continue reading

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The Stride: The Core

The Stride: The Core

Part three of our six month “The Stride” series gets real about the need to strengthen your core – your faith – through discipline and the Word. Continue reading

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Family Guy: Whose Ministry Is it?

Family Guy: Whose Ministry Is it?

Dr. Thad Warren shares what happens when you invite other adults in your congregation to be a part of a ministry that isn’t yours alone. Continue reading

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Girl Talk: The Friend Factor

Girl Talk: The Friend Factor

God created us to be in relationships. Friendships are important to our emotional health. Friendships can come in all shape and sizes, there is no norm. How are your friends a support for your ministry? Continue reading

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Avoid the Burn

Avoid the Burn

It is crucial to remember that those in ministry are role models, not only to the participants of our programs, but also to the many whom volunteer and work along side us. Are we allowing others to risk burnout in their volunteer ministry because we over-commit and can’t say, “No!”? Reflect on a list of practical ways to avoid burnout in the field of youth ministry. Continue reading

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The Chain Gang – Reflections on Ministry Life

The Chain Gang – Reflections on Ministry Life

Columnist Mike Weider encourages youth workers not to be crippled by a sense of “burden” in ministry; it’s not really about you anyway! Continue reading

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