Category Archives: campus ministry

Viral? I don’t even think we have a sniffle.

I’ve been in church 47 years. I’ve heard a lot of sermons about evangelism. But I don’t have a single example of even one of the churches I’ve been in actively and intentionally starting a new church or a new … Continue reading

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Cracker Jack Prizes are Lame

I just ate a box of Cracker Jack popcorn and peanuts. It tastes just like it tasted when I was a kid. Even the box looks the same with the little sailor guy and his happy dog. But something has … Continue reading

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Parents burying heads in the sand?

Youth leaders are not called to know the gospel but to make the gospel known. It may seem like semantics but there is a significant difference in approach, format and methods that come with a commitment to the latter. Making … Continue reading

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No one reads smoke signals anymore

I’d seen this video presentation before but this afternoon it hit me in a new way. Do you know how difficult it is to get church people to plan creatively? No matter what board or commission I’ve served on, no … Continue reading

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Pretending to be a big deal …

If we pretend we’re a big deal when we’re not really a big deal does it make us closer to being a big deal? I knew a plumber who worked on his own. He was a one-guy company. But he … Continue reading

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I’m like the fidgetting kid in church. You?

I’m antsy. Do you know the feeling? It’s a mix of expectation, anxiety, excitement and fear. It’s like driving behind someone who has had their directional on for awhile. Do they know it’s on? Are they going to turn? Is anything … Continue reading

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