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Feature Friday (5/12/17)

Our youth ministry just hosted a “You Asked for It” night at youth group last night. Over the course of the past month we had students submit questions they would like answered from a biblical perspective. There were multiple great questions and some of them I expected, however one category of question I did expect that did not come up was dating.

That is the topic of this week’s feature friday article. Steve Morrison relays dating is not just a topic for discussion among youth, but “Dating is an issue for the whole church“. Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (4/28/17)

Culture. It is this weird sometimes nebulous, sometimes very precise reality. There can be cultures within culture and there can even be times when culture seems universal. It’s funny how we talk about culture. When we are in elementary school culture is peer pressure. When we get to middle school and high school it’s what’s cool. And when we become adults we just reference culture as “what is”.

Typically, I don’t pay too much attention to cultural hits (music, songs, movies, and TV shows). However, I do find quite often that one item tends to rise above the rest as “the” culturally hot item. The current hot hit…13 Reasons Why. This show came out not long ago and already almost every student knows about it and a large majority have already binge watched every episode. For this reason alone, I think it wise for every parent, teacher, church kid, youth, college volunteer to understand what 13 Reasons Why is and at least consider reading this response by Megan Cullip.

As always enjoy and be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (2/27/15)

??????????As a youth pastor, I am constantly evaluating how our student ministry is maturing students into lifelong ministers of Jesus Christ. However, this article asks, answers and gives some great diagnostic questions to a slightly different question. “Does this youth ministry contribute to the development of lifelong members, servants, and leaders in the local church?” I recently gave this article to all our youth leaders and am looking forward to feedback from them as well as any of you.

Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

 

Feature Friday (6/13/14)

brazil-worldcup-20141Yesterday started a new short term adventure for myself, my wife, and six students from our church student ministry. As with most student ministries, missions trips are an integral part to exposing American students to other lifestyles and culture. These types of trips were used greatly by God in my life and the  life of my wife. However, there are a few truths that rarely get discussed when heading out on a mission trip. This article discusses a few of those very rarely discussed truths.

Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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