Monthly Archives : August 2011

Devotion: Jesus Lived it Right

Devotion: Jesus Lived it Right

Genesis 3:1-21; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 In one of his first hit songs Why Georgia, John Mayer asks the question: “Am I living it right?” In the song, he is driving up 85 in the kind morning that last all…

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Media Review: Monsters of Folk

Media Review: Monsters of Folk

In the book of Acts when St. Paul engages with the philosophers on Mars Hill, he demonstrates a working knowledge of their philosophies by quoting their poets to them (Acts 17:28). If we are going to talk with our friends…

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Youth Ministry is Outward Focused

Youth ministry is outward focused. Continue reading

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Planking

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Planking

In the midst of all of our frustration and negativity, sometimes we find a shining example of people doing something simply for the joy of it, something that makes us all laugh and celebrate the creativity of our mind and the abilities of our bodies. Something that simply makes us laugh. This is one of those things. Continue reading

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Let’s Lead – Parents and Youth Ministry

Parents are one of God’s greatest gifts to the church, for without parents there would be no need for future planning boards, no need for Sunday School, and certainly no need for youth ministry. Continue reading

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The Church’s Mission to the World

Youth Ministry Challenges Young People to Take a Role in Shaping the Church’s Mission to the World Continue reading

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Betwixt: The Weight of the Future on Their Shoulders

Betwixt: The Weight of the Future on Their Shoulders

I often ponder how this younger generation is growing up, and how we can best assist them in their trek to maturity as caring adults and leaders. Continue reading

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Let’s Lead – Volunteers

Let’s Lead – Volunteers

Dividing youth volunteer tasks into more specific job descriptions can help your ministry by involving more adults. Continue reading

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Life Issues and Youth Ministry

Youth ministry speaks to the full range of life issues of youth in the congregation and the community. Continue reading

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Because You are Young: In Speech

Because You are Young: In Speech

Living in a country where you don’t speak the language makes you think a lot about your speech. The other week I was attempting to tell someone how long I had lived here in Macau, China. I thought I said,…

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