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Time.

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Time. No one I know has enough of it and everyone I know would do just about anything to have more of it. It is one of the biggest challenges I face everyday in student ministry. The time I have with my students seems to shrink every year. Family schedules are packed full of school, sports, and community events competing…

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5 Wintery IN Ideas

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While Christmas is a wonderful and appropriate time to spend “out” serving in the community, it’s also a fun excuse to spend “in” time with your church family! Here are some fun “in” ideas to make memories with your youth group! Game Night/Gift Exchange! – Have each of your students bring an (already wrapped) ornament or mug that they feel…

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The Chili House

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This is from Jo Rapps who is a part of the Pawleys Island Oikos. She and her husband, Kevin, and their two daughters have a huge heart mission in our local context. It is a great privilege to have her give us practical tips on local missions!   Let’s invite the neighbors. It will be a good way to get…

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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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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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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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