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Articles | Outreach
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Jesus in the Fringe: Strategies for Reaching Fringe Kids

I’m drawn to Jesus for many reasons: His compassion for the weak and hurting, his radical ability to forgive his enemies, and his bold love of the marginalized. It’s the way he interacts with the fringe that I love the most. See, I love teens..
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Articles | Leadership | Volunteers
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The Volunteer Cycle #3: EQUIP

In this little Wednesday series, we are working our way through what I like to call the volunteer cycle (catchy name, I know).  Assuming you become a champion at enlisting volunteers, what do you do with them? Scripture makes the answer clear. Now these are..
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Articles | Missions
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Mission Trips – the Other Side of the Mat

You’ve likely heard the debate about mission trips. On one hand, books and blog posts have cited their potential to do more harm than good. A handful of people with significant platforms have argued that it’s better to send money and prayer-fueled encouragement than a short-term team to..
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Articles | Leadership
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Loving Difficult-to-Love Students (Even the Famous Ones)

My favorite thing about working with students is . . . well . . . working with students. I (Tasha) am a counselor, and my shtick when asked if I counsel children is, “I don’t work with kids because I’m much more comfortable working with..
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Customer Service Matters: 5 Ways to Create Hospitality in Youth Ministry!

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares is one of my all time favorite shows. In this reality show classic, famous chef and restaurant guru, Gordon Ramsay, visits failing restaurants and tries to turn them around in just one week. The show is appropriately titled. Every situation Ramsay steps..
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