Category : Youth Ministry Stories

The Birth and Rise of Holy Hip Hop

The Birth and Rise of Holy Hip Hop

Holy Hip-Hop is a genre of music that originated from Hip-Hop. In this article, Nova 4 Jehovah, a Holy Hip-Hop artists, shares from where he came and how his music can work for the good of Christian young people. Continue reading

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Praise an Audience of One

Praise an Audience of One

Powerhouse is the youth-let worship service held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Mo. This article provides tips and focus for those interested in beginning a youth-led worship service in their congregations. Continue reading

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Steppin Up

Steppin Up

Adam Caciano, a St. Louis native and senior at Kirkwood High School, does not yet know what God has in store for his future. But Adam is working for the Lord now as a member of a youth-led worship planning team. Led by their DCE, Jeremy Becker, the youth at Concordia Lutheran Church have been constructing worship services for several months. Read more to find out how it all began. Continue reading

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A Difference worth Changing

A Difference worth Changing

The differences between people and cultures can be wonderful, but there is one difference that should never be tolerated. In this article, Tiffany Talsma, daughter of missionaries to Nigeria, discusses what she learned about living as a Christian in a different world. Continue reading

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Mocha Ministry-Coffee House Churches

Mocha Ministry-Coffee House Churches

In June, 2003, a group of St. Louis seminarians known as Christ in the City began renovating an abandoned church building, utilizing the service help of area youth, volunteers from the Concordia system, and ex-prisoners from the Acts 1:8 Mission Society Care Team. Outreach via a coffee house church is the ultimate goal, but outreach is also the means as Christ in the City seeks to touch a community with the love of Jesus. Continue reading

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Holy Hoops Basketball Outreach

Holy Hoops Basketball Outreach

Sometimes, Christians get into the habit of thinking of the church as a club for members only. This article discusses how one congregation opened its doors to the community using an open-gym basketball program, and how that program worked for the good of the church. Continue reading

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From House of Pancakes to House of Prayer

From House of Pancakes to House of Prayer

The Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod is hard at work supporting many outreach-based congregations, one of which is Salem Haitian Lutheran Church in Lake Worth, FL. Salem Haitian is the church home for many Haitian immigrants in the Lake Worth area. Read on to learn more about Salem’s unique outreach base and the effective means this congregation uses to draw people into the love of Christ. Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Fitz

A Day in the Life of a Fitz

The Fitz Family is a family troupe of jugglers that has been performing since 1992 and has been traveling full time since 1994. This article is about their family and their work. Continue reading

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The Secrets of Performance Ministry

The Secrets of Performance Ministry

Ardan James, The Animated Illusionist, has opened for the likes of Ray Romano and Michael W. Smith. His comedy act has taken him to 12 countries and has given him opportunity to perform on TV shows like Star Trek Voyager! In The Secrets of Performance Ministry, Mr. James and Bauer, a puppet who thinks he’s real, share a bit about how their ministry-based perfomances work, and how you can use your talents and skills in a similar way. Continue reading

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Doves and Pigeons

Doves and Pigeons

Michelle Sperberg passed to eternal life with Jesus during the night of November 9, 2003 at the age of 17. Michelle battled cancer for three years. Her faith was an example to her friends and family and she was ready to pass into Jesus’ arms. When Michelle wrote the following devotion, published in Stand Your Ground Continue reading

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