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A Welcoming Environment: Do You Have One?
16 July 2013
When we look to talk about the most effective way to impact students’ lives, the conversation usually goes toward discipleship. Well, that makes sense—we all want to go for depth, not width. Discipleship is an easy principle to grab onto: looking at how you can..
The Truth About Evangelism
08 July 2013
In the summer between fifth and sixth grades, my parents took me to a Pat Boone concert. For the uninitiated, Pat Boone is what you might call a “crooner”—amazingly popular with women whose hair-color preference is tinted-blue. For a pre-teen, this two-hour excursion was akin..
Lazy Days: A Youth Worker’s Summer?
03 July 2013
I’m writing this article from a suburban Cincinnati Starbucks. As I write, the summer is just kicking off. Church ministry mixed with some outside ministry responsibilities has shaped this summer into the busiest I’ve ever experienced. And to be honest, I’m not loving it! Simply..
Those Numbers Represent Individuals
05 June 2013
Over the years of being a paid professional within the church—as a youth pastor, senior pastor, and church planter—the number one question that I would always dread getting would be the infamous: “How many people are you running?” This week when Kurt & Josh began..