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Fans or Followers

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As football season is under way, favorite team gear has made its way back out to the front of the closet and life schedules are arranged around when certain games are playing.  I grew up in Nebraska…you can’t live there without being a Husker fan.  Really.  The grocery store is absolutely empty when the game is on.  Families and friends…

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Coming Home vs. Being at the Airport

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Early on as a student pastor, I felt the pressure every week to pull students away from their busy lives and into our Sunday service. At times, I felt like a needy parent begging grown kids to come home for the weekend. Classic guilt trips work well. “You never come to church anymore. Are you forgetting about us?” Or straight-up…

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Should I stay or should I Go now?

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This is a another guest blog post from our great friend Chris Ozorio. To read his last blog click here _____________ There are a lot of conversations out there amongst Youth Leaders regarding longevity.  One in particular that has bubbled up is “Should I stay the course or search for a different context?” Whether you’re just getting started in Youth ministry…

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Me-Centric to Kingdom Minded: Helping Students understand People of Peace

By | Discipleship, Faith | One Comment

  Students are naturally inward focused.  Developmentally, they are wired to think about themselves.  And our custom designed, special order, have it your way culture helps them keep the focus on “me.”   We understand from the gospels, however, that Jesus set us up to live lives on mission.  The Great Commission doesn’t have an age attached to it.  In…

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Reflections from this Summer’s Wayfarer Camps

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This past summer has flown by, and now here we find ourselves, on the back end of the summer, having served at two Wayfarer Camps. Our experience directing Wayfarer Camp this year has been overwhelming and uplifting, stressful and freeing, hard work and lots of fun. We took some time to reflect on our most precious memories of Wayfarer Camp…

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A view of this year’s Wayfarer Camp theme

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What would you have if everything in your life was taken away? We live in a fast-paced, high-speed, fleeting world where so many of us place our security and our trust in the hands of things that won’t last. Wealth, personal appearance, fickle relationships, status…these are just some of the unsustainable elements of the world that we see every day….

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