Monthly Archives : July 2007

People of the Book? Considering Islam in America

People of the Book? Considering Islam in America

9-11 was seven years ago, and nations remain embroiled in the Middle East, opinions fly and debates rage. In the midst of the dialogue, adolescent thoughts develop into more than just emotive reactions. Youth have had time to form real questions and are struggling with real questions that are rooted in their faith and can be addressed by God’s Word. Continue reading

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Vintage Christianity 4

Vintage Christianity 4

Continue to explore the concept of the emerging church from a Lutheran view. This month, encounter what success “means” for the church and where we may need to redefine our understanding of “the three Bs”. Continue reading

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Get Connected – Your Ministry Depends On It

Get Connected – Your Ministry Depends On It

Technology has invaded every aspect of our lives and it’s changing the way we connect with one another. Technology calls for a balanced approach. Ignoring new technologies that are available for ministry is a mistake. Equally obvious is that giving up face-to-face time with youth is a mistake. To continue reaching this generation of students, we must leverage this technology into effective ministry. Consider four tips to help you along the way.
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10 Ways to Retreat and Be Still

10 Ways to Retreat and Be Still

The digital age is loud. It doesn’t take much to realize you need quiet time. Here are 10 small ways to be still and unwind. Continue reading

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Review: Deep Ministry in a Shallow World

Review: Deep Ministry in a Shallow World

Discover lessons you already know, but need to hear again in this month’s review of Clark and Powell’s new work, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World. Continue reading

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The Stride: Intense Workouts

The Stride: Intense Workouts

Continue the running metaphor for ministry in this month’s column. Whether you run or not, consider how to incorporate the concept of “intense workouts” into your ministry programs. Continue reading

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Family Guy: No Matter What

Family Guy: No Matter What

How many times in our ministry with families and youth do we miss communicating the Gospel or assume that the message is being received? Consider this “Gospel check-up” as you reflect on the ministry you have been given with youth and their families. Continue reading

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Girl Talk: Change

Girl Talk: Change

How do you deal with change? Continue reading

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Veritas: Facebook Frenzy – What’s Your Status?

Veritas: Facebook Frenzy – What’s Your Status?

Social networking utilities present youth workers with a new media by which they can build connections with students. Consider the possibilities and the potential pitfalls of going digital with your youth. Continue reading

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