Junior High Ministry 101: Parents
24 July 2013
Once a month or so I’ll dedicate my portion of this newsletter to the wonderful world of junior high ministry, touching on some of the most important aspects of ministering to this incredible age group. And because nothing is more important in junior high ministry..
Devotional: Only Wretches Need Saving
22 July 2013
More than two centuries ago, John Newton wrote the classic hymn “Amazing Grace” to honor God for rescuing him from a monstrous life in the slave trade. He’d spent much of his adult life herding panicked and desperate Africans onto the slave ship he captained,..
Where’s Your Bible?
18 July 2013
I recently crossed paths with a student who had moved away and was attending a new student ministry. I asked him how he liked his new youth pastor and he gave me an interesting answer. “I like him a lot but he’s not like you...
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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..