Business of Busyness | The CVM Blog – Christian Article

I was reading in the news that the UK government are expecting many of us to abandon long distance travelling and overseas meetings for online ones. In the wake of the virus and people emerging from lockdown there will be many changes to the way ‘life’ has been done.  With an expected 20% reduction on public transport, things are definitely changing.  As people, me included, have been forced to stop travelling and switch over instead to online meetings, the landscape…

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Your Summer Ministry Checklist | LeaderTreks Youth Ministry Blog – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Andy Lawrenson May 11, 2020 Welcome to summer, everyone! For most of us, summer is usually a super busy season filled with camps, mission trips, amusement park days, retreats, service projects….the list goes on. And while this summer may look different than in years past, chances are our summer work load will stay pretty full. With all the busyness that will come with the crazy season ahead, let’s make sure we don’t forget what’s most important. Your Summer Ministry Checklist…

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(Podcast) Foundations: Resilience – Youth Ministry Christian Article

“Hard” is a word we’re likely using more now than we did before. In these times, what factors make “hard” something people embrace, rather than avoid? Join Rick as he continues a series exploring the foundational truths connected to Jesus and his mission in our lives.… The post (Podcast) Foundations: Resilience appeared first on YouthMinistry.com. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Group’s Youth Ministry Read Full Article

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(Podcast) Foundations: The Awkward In-Between – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Some of us are more than a month into quarantine and “normal” life may seem like a distant memory. Now that we’re living in the “awkward in-between,” how can Jesus’ time after his Resurrection help guide us through these uncertain times? Join Rick as he continues a series exploring the foundational truths connected to Jesus and his mission in our lives. Let’s explore what Jesus did in the 40 days post-Resurrection. LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE NOW Have you joined…

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(Podcast) Foundations: “Up From the Grave” – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Jesus was able to take death seriously while also not being afraid of it. In a time where we seem to be surrounded by death, let’s start to focus on hope and how Jesus gives us hope. Join Rick as he continues a series exploring the foundational truths connected to Jesus and his mission in our lives.… The post (Podcast) Foundations: “Up From the Grave” appeared first on YouthMinistry.com. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article…

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4 Ways To Endure Through The Hardships Of Life – Christian Article

I never imagined I would be so tired of being in my house.  Why, I haven’t been to Walmart in over a month. Haven’t gotten together with my children or grandchildren in person. Haven’t gotten together with our friends. I sit on my couch and watch our church services on YouTube. This is a crazy time. I can’t imagine how horrible this time is for so many. People who have lost loved ones. People who have been horrifically afflicted by…

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Walking Your Students through the Unthinkable – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Guest Contributor April 9, 2020 This post was originally published in 2015, but it holds some helpful insights for our present day situation. As COVID-19 continues to affect more families, we’ll see more students faced with gut-wrenching losses. Let’s prepare ourselves to help them grieve through times of crisis.  By Danielle Rhodes It wasn’t until my mid-20s that I first encountered death. A close friend collapsed from heat stroke in the middle of a 5K run. Three days later,…

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NEW YEAR – New Opportunity! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I love a New Year! And this time, we get a new Decade! While I see the point the New Year’s Resolution Nasayers are trying to make in poo-pooing making goals at the New Year, I personally think that’s a silly way of admitting failure before even beginning. To ridicule new years resolutions I think is a redemptive attack on failure. But one that assures failure rather than promotes success. To not play a game because you might lose is…

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Free Youth Ministry Resources for COVID-19 – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Doug Franklin March 19, 2020 Recent events related to COVID-19 have led to dramatic changes for many churches and youth groups. And while we know that this is a stressful time, we’ve been greatly encouraged watching youth workers rally to support one another with resources designed to meet the unique needs of this difficult time. We’ve seen youth workers create daily challenges for their students to do in the midst of quarantine. We’ve noticed youth workers giving practical tips and tricks for hosting youth group online. And we’ve watched many churches…

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all things are possible – Lucy Mills – Christian Article

I fully intended to write another post rather sooner than this! But life is what it is and, let’s face it, we all have muddled moments and patches of the journey where we need to stare at the sky for a bit. Those of you wondering at my quietness, I have been very, very tired recently, and increasingly-severe chronic pain has led the doctor to suggest I now have fibromyalgia as well as ME. Regardless of the label, the symptoms…

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Do You Need a BREAK from Ministry? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

So, just HOW excited would you be to get AWAY from your job for a week? You can only IMAGINE… no e-mail, no texts, no meetings, no phone calls, no to-do lists, no boss dropping in with some new task… how excited would you me? Maybe as excited as this guy on Yosemite Summit at the top of Sentinel Dome! Yosemite Summit is a week long sabbatical retreat for men in the heart of Yosemite National Park. This is not…

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Fleabag Offers Hope for Those of Us Who Seem to Get Everything Wrong – Christian Article

Fleabag, if you haven’t seen it, is a show about a woman living in London—known only as Fleabag—estranged from her family and navigating her grief over her best friend’s accidental death. In Season 2, she falls for the attractive Priest—known only as the Priest—officiating at her father’s marriage to an intolerable godmother. It’s a grim show. It’s also a show about hope. Not hope, in the kind of kumbaya sense, which ignores the harsh realities of the world, which insists…

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How Can We Declare God’s Word Over Our Lives – Godinterest – Christian Article

It amazes me that we have so many weak, powerless Christians. Did you know that when you speak the Word of God, it activates power in your life? In fact, today’s verse says to not let it depart from your mouth. In other words, keep speaking and confessing the Word of God – no matter what your circumstances seem like. When you keep God’s Word in your mind, heart and mouth, it empowers you to obey all that the Lord…

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Life is short | Skillful Shepherds – Christian Article

Amidst the Wuhan coronavirus & news of Kobe Bryant’s death, stay safe everyone. Keep close to family & friends. May God’s grace be sufficient for you. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90.12 NIV Reflection on Kobe Bryant’s life & death I was never really a Kobe Bryant or LA Lakers fan, maybe in some parts due to my own affinity (growing up as a teen in the ’90s)…

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the Year of Play – Lucy Mills – Christian Article

I have long known what my ‘one word’ for this year would be. Last year was a year of silence as far as this blog was concerned, although my word for it was ‘dawn’ – in reality it was more of a sense of ‘through the dark to the dawn’….but that is slightly more than one word! 2019 was a tricky year for me in many ways, but there were treasures in the darkness. I am not going to expound…

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FREE eBook: It’s About Relationships – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

NOTE: This is not a book of fluff, it is practical and will help you grow relationships. There is no shortage of programs, resources, or ideas in children’s ministry today—but at the end of the day, what is most effective in reaching kids for the Gospel hasn’t changed in a hundred years—it’s building relationships and personally introducing children to the Savior. This ebook is loaded with practical ideas on how to have a more relational ministry. You’ll be surprised by…

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NEW YEAR – New Opportunity! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I love a New Year! And this time, we get a new Decade! While I see the point the New Year’s Resolution Nasayers are trying to make in poo-pooing making goals at the New Year, I personally think that’s a silly way of admitting failure before even beginning. To ridicule new years resolutions I think is a redemptive attack on failure. But one that assures failure rather than promotes success. To not play a game because you might lose is…

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Honoring a Humble Pioneer, Dale VonSeggon – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7 I am not the first, nor will I be the last to attempt to honor Dale with words of remembrance and tribute. Dale was truly a pioneer in children’s ministry. He laid foundations that many would build upon, even for years yet to come. After all the tributes and blog entries and social media posts…

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In Christ Alone | parousiaperspectives – Christian Article

In Christ Alone Hello Papa. I was directed to Ephesians by Your Spirit this morning especially: Ephesians 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, You know how my mind works PapaGod. I just got to wonderin’   Wonderin’ how do we live “in Christ Alone” in this busy distracting world?     how do we live in the Lord’s Strength and …

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Searching for the Rich T – Christian Article

I was raised on Rich Tea biscuits. That is not exactly true but certainly some of my favourite childhood memories are of eating Rich Tea biscuits at my grandmother’s house and the secret she shared with me that they tasted even better when dunked in tea. It is a memory I treasure and one that still prompts me to search for the Rich Tea biscuits when shopping. Treasure comes in many forms – or what I call ‘Rich T’. Recently we…

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(Podcast) Essential Questions—Is This All There Is? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In our physical lives, there can be a tendency to base our happiness and freedom on the materialism in front of us. But what if there is something more permanent, beyond this world and everything in it, that we can experience by investing in a relationship with Jesus and the kingdom of heaven?  Join Rick for a series exploring the essential questions everyone has and the ways Jesus can answer them. Diving into the Gospel of Matthew, we will look at how Jesus treats our “life after life.”   LISTEN TO THE FULL…

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(Podcast) Essential Questions—What Is the Meaning of Life? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

People can spend their whole lives searching for meaning in their lives. Although we all have different answers to what matters to us, what would it look like to look to Jesus to help us feel truly alive?   Join Rick and Becky for a series exploring the essential questions everyone has and the ways Jesus can answer them. Diving into the Gospel of Matthew, we will look at how Jesus framed the meaning of life to those he encountered.   LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE NOW Have you joined…

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Magic Moments | c y b e r f i z h – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); ‘Magic Moments’ sung by Perry Como in 1957 is a song we might associate with Christmas as it was once used to sell ‘Quality Street’ chocolates in Christmas advertisements on British television. Christmas is a magic moment that we may long to capture. Trees, lights, cards, presents, food, decorations – all geared towards capturing the magic moment of Christmas. The trouble is maybe we carry a lot of other stuff as well – overloaded…

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How To Find Contentment In A Discontented World – Christian Article

We live in a world that is full of blessings. Especially if you live in this nation. We live in a nation with stores that have whole aisles dedicated to pet supplies. Whole departments of nothing but fishing equipment. We carry phones in our back pockets that can Facetime friends across the world and look up movie stars birthdays. We click a button on our laptop and the next day an order is sitting on our porch. Yet we are…

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Westworld Virtually | c y b e r f i z h – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); ‘Westworld’ is one of my favourite science fiction films from the 1970’s. Drawing its influence from the ‘imagineering’ theme parks and animatronics of Walt Disney, this was Michael Crichton’s first cautionary tale of a theme park going into meltdown that would later evolve into the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise. But it is also more than that. In an article by Emily Asher-Perrin the author has written: ‘Westworld’ is not meant to be a cautionary tale…

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