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Restoring Criminal Youth

Shame and stigma are difficult barriers for juvenile offenders to rise above after an arrest or in making the transition between incarceration and the community. Some of those barriers are juvenile peers that have pro-criminal attitudes and reinforce the criminal behavior/thinking as well as there..
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Short-term Trips and the Future of Missions

If I can be honest, I don’t know what the future of missions will be. Like many of you, I’m just trying to figure out how to amplify what Jesus is doing in me so that it might be better amplified into the world. I..
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Reintegrating Juvenile Offenders

Youth incarcerated in juvenile detention centers are undergoing significant stress related to arrest, the uncertainties of their legal issues, and the potential loss of freedom, trust, respect of family and community, and future dreams.  Effective ministry to these individuals should be based on the expected..
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Juvenile Justice Ministry: Juvenile’s Returning Home After Incarceration

A juvenile offender’s home environment is often not helpful for encouraging adherence to pro-social behaviors. Ministry partners would benefit greatly by seeking to understand the family dynamics of the individual you are trying to impact.  Negative family dynamics take many forms.  The juvenile offender may..
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Say It, Even if You Have to Spray It

Let’s be honest… evangelism weirds most Christians out. We fear doing “bad evangelism” to the point that we do the worst kind of evangelism… we say nothing. We’re afraid of becoming a stereotype. Perhaps that’s why I was so inspired by a street preacher I recently encountered..
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