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From the Blog
Recently in talking to a group of teens from a local Christian High School I asked, “Name a peer for me in school whose relationship with Jesus inspires you to want to grow your own relationship with Christ?” They stared at me. Then finally 10...read more
“I just don’t get these Millennials!” came the exclamation from a youth worker after having a run in of some kind with a 15 year old. My eyebrows rose as the youth worker was a twenty three year old, a Millennial in fact, who was exasperated....read more
When was the last vacation you skipped? Ministry leaders are pros at the "stay-cation," the "on-a-work-trip-and-add-a-stop-at-hotel-pool-cation," and especially the "on-vacation-except-really-still-on-call-cation." Lately, when I've taken even a day or two of vacation...read more
One year after the launch of The Visual Faith Project, the images and guiding questions are being used to spark deep conversations about the intersection of God in daily life. We've collected a few stories from churches around the country so you can gather ideas about...read more
“Plan the work and work the plan.” I don’t know who first coined this phrase but it is so true. But it seems that many churches don’t have a plan, they simply “hope” that what they are doing will make a difference. Sure, there are many things we can’t plan for in...read more
So you listened to God and listened to your community. Now what? If you’ve taken the time to do these two things (really taken a good, hard look), then it’s time to develop some innovations that stick and truly matter in people’s lives. This is the fun part isn’t it?...read more