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Testimony Thursday

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This post comes from Mary Kathryn Brown who is a student in a local student ministry here in Pawleys. We love to hear testimonies from high school students about their experiences with discipleship in student ministry.   Being a part of a close group of people is really important for teens. I have learned throughout my high school career that everyone…

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When Ministry Becomes Your Identity

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This is a blog from our dear friend Ben Hardman. Ben now works for 3DM Launch, an initiative aimed toward working with church planters and missional community leaders. He moved to be apart of our Pawleys Island Oikos in January with his wife Sarah, and their 3 kids. We love working with him and love his heart for student ministry….

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From Frustration to Breakthrough

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One of the tools we use often at 3DM is a simple tool called the SWOT Analysis.  It helps us understand our current reality so we can better focus our energy and make plans for next steps to get where we want to go. This year, we finally have breakthrough in an area that has been camping out in “frustration”…

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The One Thing a Youth Pastor Has to Understand

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I felt God calling me into youth ministry when I was in college. And although it was a profound spiritual experience, it also made a lot of sense practically. My freshmen year I had started a small group Bible study. Then sophomore year I began meeting friends for coffee and one-on-one mentoring. And the next year, several roommates and I…

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Kingdom at Hand

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This is a guest post by Jonathan Bell, a long-time friend of Wayfarer. He serves as the Director of Student Ministries at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Torrance, CA and is an amazingly talented artist. He and his wife, the ever-talented and hilarious Michaela, are expecting their first child (a little girl!) in May. Jonathan will be leading…

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Waiting on a Spiritual Bail-out?

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It’s January 1st – the day of unparalleled optimism and anticipation, full of goals and resolutions to improve our lives. But rather than focusing on goal-setting methods or chasing your dreams, which are wonderful things, I want to peel back a few layers to why so many New Year’s goals never get met. There are various reasons for the lack…

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Naturally Supernatural with Students

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  I’m captivated by Jesus’ leadership.  He not only shaped the character of the 12 guys that followed him, but he taught them to do the very things they watched him do.  Jesus showed them the power and authority given to Him by the Father through things like physical healings, casting out demons, multiplying food to feed massive crowds, turning…

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How to Have Good Relationship with your Senior Pastor

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This is the third video in our weeklong video blog series. We are highlighting different Youth and Young Adult ministries in the Wayfarer movement each day.   Here’s the first video from Monday – Ben Hardman answering – How to Create Family on College Campuses Here’s the second video from Tuesday – Gina Mueller answering – How to Balance Structure…

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The chocolate cushion lesson

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“Oh my goodness this is a mess,” said Jane.   Jane was in our youth group and had an eclectic dress sense, a great sense of humour and had only recently joined our little church community.   I was new in post as the youth worker at our church and was fresh faced, enthusiastic and ready to change the world…

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