Monthly Archives: May 2017

How to Create Curriculum From Your Favorite Books

In youth ministry we are constantly in search of great curriculum and lessons that will both engage our students with both mind and heart. I find that too often that is a very difficult and sometimes impossible task. In my early years of youth ministry I would often find myself reading books for my own...
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Ministry of a Church Nursery

Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18:5 If you have never thought about your nursery being a ministry, I hope these few thoughts will change your mind! Your nursery workers may be the first contact parents (visitors) have with the church and their impressions are important. Parents want to...
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Simply Successful Churches

Why is it that some ministries are more successful than others? One church reaches hundreds while another reaches tens. One church disciples it’s people, while another distances them. One church grows while another groans. So what’s the difference? There are a lot of things that go toward a church’s level of success. However, there are a...
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The Fixer Problem in Parenting

First off, I love Anthony Bourdain. Beyond all of the great writing, incredible food and interesting people, his show provides one element that separates it from the rest of the massive food television market: location. From Russia, to Peru to the DMZ of the Korean Peninsula, "No Reservations" took the viewer into some of the...
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