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WE ARE HELD: A MESSAGE IN MEMORY OF RHE – Youth Ministry Christian Article

May 22, 2019 | It was my turn to preach this Mother’s Day. I was having a hard time deciding what to preach. As a result, I called my friends in preacher panic. Preach panic is sort of like writer’s block, but worse because you have to say waht you’ve written (or not writtten) out loud in front of people. Things seem to be better when I call my friends for help. In a matter of seconds, April had emailed…

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What Is Kinder Church 2.0? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Kinder Church 2.0 is designed from the ground up to effectively teach your preschoolers the Word of God. You get the same depth of teaching, great object lessons and humorous drama skits that are synonymous with the Super Church brand. And Kinder Church 2.0 comes with engaging multimedia videos that will grab the attention of your preschoolers. Your kids will be on the edge of their seats as they watch the Adventures of James & Andi Motion Comic. Kinder Church 2.0…

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How Do Chinese Christians Think? Diane Poythress on the Church in Asia – Christian Article

My wife Diane participated in the podcast below, which I recommend to our website users. The interview originally appeared at The Missions Podcast and is used by permission. “Eastern” and “Western” aren’t just geographic labels—they’re terms that signify a massive worldview chasm. How do Chinese culture, the Confucian system of thought, and Eastern patterns of thought impact the church in Asia? What questions to Chinese Christians tend to bring to the Bible, and what questions should they—and we—be asking instead?…

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The Auto-Immune Paleo Journey – Brooklyn Lindsey – Youth Ministry Christian Article

My name is Brooklyn. I struggle sticking with plans. I get bored easily. I don’t like feeling like my options are limited. I’m a seven type personality with a seven wing (if you speak Enneagram). But sometimes life gives us surprises, like a diagnosis or a disease, that pushes us to limited places. Maybe you’ve been there? My limitations started with being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. It wasn’t just the diagnosis that caused me to wonder about which habits…

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Encouraging children to pray – Thrive Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Children seem to have plenty to say to each other, some are still vocal when we want them to listen, yet when it comes to asking children to pray, have you ever experienced the room go quiet as no-one is confident  enough to talk to God?  What is it that seems to build a barrier between us and talking to God?  Why are children (and sometimes adults) reluctant to pray?  How can we as leaders knock that barrier down and excite and motivate children…

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How I Teach Kids To Pray – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If I want my kids to know how to pray and get answers to their prayers, it isn’t good enough I tell them they should pray.  I need to show them how to pray. I need to teach them about the different kinds of prayer and how to get them answered. Here is a short list of the different kinds of prayers I teach my kids: Prayer for salvation – Romans 10:9 Praying in the spirit – 1 Corinthians 14:15…

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Lent: A time to slow down, notice and connect – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach Pay attention to your heart for from it flows the springs of life.  Proverbs 4:23 Lent is a 40-day journey with Jesus toward the cross and resurrection. It begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26) and ends Easter Sunday (April 12). Historically, Lent has provided space for Christians to pay attention to their inner lives through practices of repentance and fasting.  The season of Lent is an invitation to notice what is going on inside our hearts. Lent…

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Decade Of The Roaring Twenty’s – Decade Of Prophecy – End Times Christian Article

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say there will be more prophecy unfolding and more prophecy fulfilled in this decade than at any time in the last 2000 years! Jesus described the signs at the end of the age as birth pangs (Mt. 24:8) indicating they would increase and become more intense as we draw closer to the Lord’s return. That’s exactly what happened in the last decade. Explosive events in the Middle East like the…

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How Camp Curriculum and Experiences are Built – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Ever wonder how Youthfront camp curriculum and content gets developed? Ever look at your child or grandchild’s camper journal and wonder who produced it?  Here’s a peek behind the scenes of what goes into choosing each summer’s Biblical theme and how camper experiences are designed.  Youthfront’s Matt Saunders MAIN THEME As soon as one summer ends, the Youthfront camp staff takes some time to evaluate the previous summer’s content. How well did it tell a story from scripture? How interactive…

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4 Things I Teach Kids About Prayer – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray….” Why did the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray? They could see that Jesus was getting answers to His prayers and they were not. I am a believer in participatory learning. Just telling kids they need to pray is not good enough. I want my kids to know how to pray and…

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So you want to be a youth work blogger… – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I started ministry blogging in my first year at Bible College, which means I’ve been doing it for over sixteen years. It’s an amazing privilege and a joy – and yet it’s hard work and a slog too. There’s been plenty that I’ve gotten wrong, both in front and behind the keyboard. There are many apologies that I’ve had to make over the years. I think that places me well to write this. I’d love more youth workers to be bloggers because…

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FOUR BASIC STEPS FOR AN EFFECTIVE KIDS SERVICE – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

There are four basic steps for an effective Kids Ministry Service. STEP ONE Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision the people perish.” The first step for an effective children’s church service is to have a goal.  You have to get past, “What am I going to teach next week?”  Develop a teaching plan for the year. By doing this you and your team know where you are going. You should have a long and short range goal.  Your…

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Real Men: Daniel #3 Notes & Small Group Questions – Christian Article

28 Jan Real Men: Daniel #3 Notes & Small Group Questions Posted at 16:39h in Blog by Mark Driscoll To help you study the book of Daniel in a men’s group setting, each week we will post notes and small group questions from Real Men men’s ministry based on that week’s sermon on the markdriscoll.org blog. 10 Traits of Real Men: Daniel Chapter 3 1 draft horse can pull their weight, 2 draft horses pulling together can pull 3X weight…

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Trump Impeachment Trial – Urgent Call To Prayer – End Times Christian Article

America is in a spiritual battle as the forces of evil come against President Trump this week. Will you please commit to pray for America and for the President and his family as the Impeachment Trial begins. On the first day of impeachment proceedings we see Adam Schiff demanding that the Senate allow new witnesses and new evidence. Huh?? Sounds like Adam Schiff and his friends in Congress knew full well that their dog and pony show didn’t accomplish anything, and now…

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Inside Out – Liz Petruzzi, lizpetruzzi.com – Christian Article

Bright morning sun has me squinting hard as I bend down to peer through the open window of a car now coasted to a stop beside my dog, Lucy. “What’s going on?” my neighbor asks. I pause considering an obligatory response then plunge forward in a current of honesty. “Walking in anger and unforgiveness.” He doesn’t miss a beat, “That’s all of us.” Trials are a test – not pass or fail but to improve strength and reveal weakness. I’ve…

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Daniel #2 Small Group Questions – Christian Article

21 Jan Daniel #2 Small Group Questions Posted at 12:05h in Blog by Mark Driscoll To help you study the book of Daniel in a group setting, each week we will post small group questions based on that week’s sermon on the markdriscoll.org blog. LEARNING: Talk it out 1. What is your primary takeaway from the sermon or passage? 2. What is the difference between open-handed issues and close-handed issues, and why is it so important not to confuse the…

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Resisting Nationalism with MLK – Christian Article

January 19, 2020 by Tripp Fuller On the eve of MLK-day I have already noticed too many tweets of MLK quotes who fail to put them in any context. Dr. King is NOT compatible with so much of our politics and way too many don’t know it. So I decided to share this. The most zesty Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and I put on an online class titled “Theologies of Resistance.” During one week we read a number of articles from Martin…

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Beware of New Year’s Resolutions – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach What do you hope for your children in 2020? If you could wave a magic wand and your children would grow or improve in one area of their lives, how would you want them to be different? Perhaps you wish they would be more kind to their siblings or more respectful to their parents? Or maybe you think it would be great if they started a new habit of picking up after themselves or always saying, “please”…

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Real Men: Daniel #1 Small Group Questions – Christian Article

To help you study the book of Daniel in a men’s group setting, each week we will post small group questions from Real Men men’s ministry based on that week’s sermon on the markdriscoll.org blog. Introduce yourself (e.g. where you live, where you go to school or work, anything else that would help the men to get to know you such as one thing you are grateful for in life right now)? Which test(s) have you passed and might be…

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Why I Wrote Super Church Curriculum – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Write the vision, and make a plan upon tables that he may run that readeth it…” Habakkuk 2:2 When I first began to teach children, I had a difficult time finding material and curriculums. The materials that were available at that time were outdated and did not cover Pentecostal or Charismatic principles. Most curriculum companies leave out things like the gifts of the spirit, praying in tongues etc., because it was considered controversial and it would narrow the “market”. After…

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Calling All Writers and Wannabe Writers! – Youth Ministry Christian Article

ProjectYM is looking for some youth ministers and core team members to write for our blog! The ProjectYM blog is a place where readers all over the world come to find useful information to help them thrive in their ministry. We publish articles that touch the heart, give witness to the glory of God, offer “How-to’s” and action items for youth ministers to try out with their teens,And….what we lovingly call “Listicles” What is a listicle? A “listicle” is an article that…

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What’s The Plan – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Pinky and the Brain were an iconic cartoon in the 90’s.  They were two little mice and their main goal and objective in life was to take over the world. Pinky and the Brain Quote: Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world! Of course, they never succeeded, but it was great fun watching them try. As a leader it is important…

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The Big Lie – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 We have heard it preached from the pulpit for years. “If you are a good parent and train up your kids in the Christian faith they will not leave the faith.” I’ve preached it from the pulpit and chances are that you have too.  The problem is this doesn’t work. Many children of good Christian parents choose to leave the…

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Vern Poythress Interview – Christian Article

Sergej Pauli: Prof Vern S. Poythress. You have different degrees. A Ph.D. in mathematics, but also a Th.M. in Apologetics. But you also studied Linguistics. Which of all these subjects do you like most? VSP: My appointment at Westminster Theological Seminary is in the New Testament Department, and I have a Th.D. in New Testament. That is the area that I like the most. But I do like the other areas that you mention! You wrote books on very different…

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Waiting Together | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  (John 1:14) The Season of Advent has long been a central beat of the church calendar helping people stay in rhythm with the Holy Spirit throughout each and every year of their lives. A lot of other songs play too. There are a lot…

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