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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..
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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Marriage & Family: 10 Fun Summertime Ideas
02 July 2013
We love summer. Summer means camp, VBS, pool parties, service projects, and our favorite rhythm—staying up late and sleeping in. Our schedules couldn’t be more full, and if we’re not careful, our busyness will leave us feeling empty as a couple and as a family...
Super Bowl 42 Trivia
07 February 2008
Here is a quick 10 question/3 tie-breaker powerpoint game about the Super Bowl over the weekend. There are questions about the game itself and it’s players as well as the commercials (which are the best part, right?). Enjoy!
The One Thing Worse Than Saying the Wrong Thing
05 December 2012
Blog by Mark DeVries It’s happened to all of us. We greet someone we’ve known for years by introducing ourselves as if we’d never met. We try to be funny, but wind up saying something that cuts so deeply that it brings tears to her..