Youth Ministry and Evangelism – Part 4 – Where to Go


You can read the first three posts here, here and here. Where do we go from here? I am sure there is all of the statistical data to discuss and missional "stratgery" that merits our attention. But if we take a step back and ask, "What works?" I am not sure that we can come … Continue reading Youth Ministry and Evangelism – Part 4 – Where to Go

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National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2


Great day I experienced with classes, super-sessions and keynote messages from some of the finest people in Christianity. I typed 10 pages of notes yesterday so I cannot include everything here but I want to give you some highlights that stood out to me. Tuesday Morning, Mike Cope “Spiritual Intubation: How Community Keeps Us Alive” … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2

Psalms for Teens 8 – Lament Psalms – Psalm 22


1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,     and by night, but I find no rest. 3 Yet you are holy,     enthroned on the praises of Israel. 4 In … Continue reading Psalms for Teens 8 – Lament Psalms – Psalm 22

God and those with Special Needs


This is straight from Wikipedia to define what I mean by those with "special needs": n the United States, special needs is a term used in clinical diagnostic and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental, or psychological. For instance, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental … Continue reading God and those with Special Needs

A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, quotes


God has objective existence independent of and apart from any notions which we may have concerning Him. The worshipping heart does not create its Object. It finds Him here when it wakes from its moral slumber in the morning of its regeneration. Tozer, A. W. (Aiden Wilson) (2011-03-24). The Pursuit of God (pp. 38-39). . … Continue reading A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, quotes

Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? (Part 1)


I am afraid we have missed the boat on a lot of key things and as a result, our young people (teens and twenty-somethings) have become disenchanted with organized religion. Keep in mind that this is not indicative of every church context (I know...your church is always the exception right?) but ever since I became a member … Continue reading Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? (Part 1)