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    An Overlooked Amp for Camp

    They’re not coming. A key family I hoped would sign up for camp told me they won’t be participating. It’s our fault, really. Our youth ministry team has been busy keeping our calendar full over the past season. We’ve had a “Big Event” each month,..
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    [Homosexuality] Your Mind is “Made Up”

    So… your mind is “made up” about homosexuality. So is mine. Can we just admit that? I will, even if you won’t. You may consider yourself open-minded. Still, where you are today is “made up” of several deep questions, ideas and experiences you’ve gleaned over..
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    Best Practices of Youth Ministry: Part 1

    This week we’re going to focus on some of the best practices of youth ministry nationwide and hope that it generates some helpful conversation as you agree, disagree or have no opinion either way! Right up front we want to let you know that there..
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    Confessions of a Depressed Youth Worker

    On a Friday night in 1998, after watching a comedy with friends at a movie theatre, my brother came home, kissed my mom goodnight, went into his room, and hung himself. We don’t know the exact reasons why Brandon took his life, but we know..
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    A Pandemic of Over-Connection

    Full Disclosure: Because today’s technologies have a forming influence on our spiritual, emotional, and psychological “shape,” I’ve stubbornly resisted getting a smartphone, preferring instead my now-ancient flip phone. We’ve decided to not have cable TV in our home, “screen time” in general is limited, and..
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