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Have Fun!

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Two years ago, I was sitting in a small room with my college pastor. It was my first year leading a small group bible study (we call it a LifeGroup) for our college ministry. Three weeks into the new school year, I found myself bored and what I thought was low attendance in my group. I approached my college pastor…

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What I learned from Kevin Durant

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I’ve been a big fan of Kevin Durant for a long time now. A superstar of the game, and (in my opinion) the most pure and technically gifted player in the NBA. But Kevin Durant has been catching my eye for reasons other than basketball recently. Kevin Durant was asked in this past year what moniker he would prefer to...
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Are our students too young?

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How is the message I tell students with my words different from the message I tell them with my actions? Specifically in the area of equipping them to do the things Jesus did…and to do all the things I do. I say they aren’t too young. But do I mean it? As I look across scripture, it’s clear that God…

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Love Is An Open Door

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A month and a half ago, I started college 594 miles from home. I came out of living in an awesome discipling community and felt equipped and supported for this new season. My second week at college, as I was praying for community, comfort, and vision, I heard the Lord tell me to submit to Him and to others. This…

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People of Peace

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One of the greater joys I’ve had in ministry over the last years is watching middle school and high school students grow in mission. As in…legitimately begin to live the Great Commission in their everyday life. As I look back and ponder my growth as a leader and how I evolved in leading them in that over the years, there…

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Slow Down

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I can’t do it. Yes you can. No, I really can’t! Come on, you’ve got this. NO, I’m serious, just leave me. Go on without me. Stop talking and let’s go. I mean it, I can’t take one more step Courtney, you have 1 mile left. Pick up your feet, and RUN. I know, this sounds like it could be…

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Derek’s Fitness Story

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Last February I had a realization, or kairos moment, when I stepped on a scale to weigh myself. I knew that I had been sedentary and depressed from winter but I had no idea of the magnitude. For the past several years I had slowly gotten less active and I was filling my schedule with everything BUT exercise. When I…

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Creative Worship

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My chest vibrated in congruence with the thumping bassline, and the pounding drums. My eyes were closed, but I could still see a hint of the blue lights dancing on stage. My heart was full: I was surrounded by dear friends, and overflowing with zeal and hunger for the Lord. Worship was the first love that caught me, spoke to…

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