Category Archives: youth ministry

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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I’m gonna get gored. I can see it coming.

We’ve been watching Olympic figure skating. Wow. They’re good! Generally, I’m not a fan of frilly dancers twirling around to music in pretty costumes. But, wow, I gotta give these skaters props. They are very, very good. But what if … 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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Buttery fingers can’t grasp anything

I give it one thumb up and one thumb down … Critics are everywhere. Have you ever noticed that no matter what you do some people are ready to sit back in their chair and give you a free evaluation … Continue reading

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I don’t like altar calls. Does that make me bad?

Get out your sharpened number two pencils, it’s time for a short quiz. 1) The customary altar call familiar to evangelical churches first appeared a.) In the last 200 years b.) When Noah’s ark came to rest on dry ground … Continue reading

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