Monthly Archives: January 2018

The math behind 300 one night stands

Anyone else find it a little surprising in today’s climate that multiple songs like this in the top of the charts are admitting to treating women like this? Continue Reading

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Super Bowl Party Quiz

And this year… we’ve also included a free SlideShow game as an alternative! Continue Reading

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the three vital practices of today’s youth pastor

My quick thoughts are to never let PROGRAM trump PEOPLE. In other words, don’t get so focused on your Wednesday night worship practice and games that you ignore what’s important—which is connecting caring adults with kids. Continue Reading

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voices unheard

How can an entire campus know that there is going to be a fight after school—and adults actually warned about it—and yet a kid gets chased by a mob and beat to the ground until literally hospitalized, while campus security toss a football back and forth? Continue Reading

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Top 40 Youth Ministry Blogs

It’s always nice to be included in a list of great influencers… and I was humbled to be in the mix in this year’s Top 40 Youth Ministry Blogs list posted last week (even though they somehow think we only … Continue Reading

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Mom, Is Justin Bieber a Christian?

Imagine God’s confusion when he looks at our lives at times. Continue Reading

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I just got a facelift

So enjoy the new look and new top bar navigation for both our PARENTS page and YOUTH MINISTRY page. If you are making a difference in the lives of kids… we want to make your job easier! Continue Reading

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