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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..
Transitioning Your 8th Graders: You Say Goodbye and They Say Hello!
04 June 2013
Over the years, our ministry has developed a fairly effective strategy for transitioning our 8th graders into the high school group. The overriding philosophy is simple: A healthy transition takes effort from BOTH departments. We ask the junior high department to joyfully “push up” and..
04 June 2013
Your 9th graders need help. The beginning of the school year moves so fast. If you don’t provide them with a road map and tools to navigate this season, they will struggle. There are so many new things coming at them that they have a..
Jesus’ Invitation to Followers – Expecting More from Students
13 May 2013
Luke 9:21-23: I like to call this passage (and its parallel in Matthew) the “Sledgehammer” because it strikes like a massive mallet at the heart of false “Christianity.” The passage may be so familiar to you that you don’t even need me to quote it..