Blood & Fire Challenge Creative Adaptations

February 2, 2017
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So, not too long ago the Youth Department issued the geocaching Blood & Fire Challenge to the whole Territory to get our youth groups & Corps Families out of the Corps building and carrying the SA flag out into the community.  This was met by a great response from all of you!  Not only have.. read more →

The Great Commission

April 12, 2016
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In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”.. read more →

Who Are You Voting For?

February 22, 2016
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We have all seen the recent uptick in political conversation online. It can be divisive, always includes strong opinions and leaves many taking personal offense.  In my opinion, this current field of candidates (on all sides) seems to be devoid of a clear-cut person worth my vote.  Whether you plan to vote for Hillary, Bernie,.. read more →

It’s Game Time!

October 26, 2015
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So far through this blog we regularly cover devotional topics, encouragement,  & youth ministry info but from time to time you just have to have a little fun.  Working with young people always brought about one of my favorite activities: the ice breaker games.  I understand these typically make those of us who are introverts.. read more →

9/27 Weekend of Prayer for Trafficked Victims

September 14, 2015
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Green Grass

May 26, 2015
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When I was in college I was asked by a professor a very poignant question: if you could have one great year, full of awards or fame and recognition, or a lifetime filled with good, firm, consistent performances, what would you choose? I naively interpreted it as a professor looking at a student actor and.. read more →

Make Regular Authentic Connections

March 30, 2015
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Thank you to all my faithful readers who have been patiently waiting for me to return from paternity leave. No better way to start than a self-confession: I use my smart phone quite a bit. It is how I call my wife & family, keep up with friends & even stay connected with my brother.. read more →

Don’t Let the Mountaintop Be A Cliff

March 9, 2015
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I love working in Youth Ministry. Some of my favorite moments have come at Youth Councils either at the altar, during hang out time or night time devotions. If you are from KT, you have just gone through this and for everyone else…it is coming very quickly. This is a time where we have tremendous opportunity to.. read more →

Authentic Relationships

March 2, 2015
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Hypocrite. This was a word regularly used in youth groups around the time I was growing up to describe the way we developed different faces for the different crowds we were around at the time. You acted a certain way based on where you were, who you were with and what situation surrounded you. It.. read more →

What’s Your Teaching Style?

February 16, 2015
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Hey there teacher. Yes you. Even if you’re not asked to stand in front of a weekly class you are a teacher. Either you will be asked to fill-in every now again or your personal conversations with young people will help to teach them how to interact with other adults. Like it or not, we.. read more →