Mission Trip Prep List – Andy Lawrenson – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I find myself thinking this morning about our mission trip in June with our students from G252, the student ministry at our church, Nags Head Church. For the past several years we have been taking our high schoolers and mature behaving middle schoolers to the island of Eleuthera to do work with Camp Bahamas and outreach into the settlement of Tarpum Bay. Last summer we added college students into the mix which was a great addition to the team. In…

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Summer Break – Andy Lawrenson – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Life is hectic! Who isn’t busy this summer? One of the things I enjoy in life is posting here to my blog. It has been a while since I posted. I have found that I have been pretty busy this summer. What has happened so far this summer? In June I traveled with our student ministry to the island of Eleuthera on our mission trip. While in Eleuthera our students helped Camp Bahamas prepare for summer camp. Side Note: By…

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Summer Missions Component with Your VBS – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. Hopefully you are well into the planning and preparation. There is always so much to do! Find volunteers. Prepare the spaces Create the decorations. Find volunteers. Gather the supplies. Train the team. Find volunteers. Communicate with other staff. Create promotional materials and get the word out. And did I mention finding volunteers??? So. Much. To. Do!! And this doesn’t even begin to speak to everything that needs to be done. If you’ve…

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How “Danger” Turns Teaching Into Training – Christian Article

To work as a police officer at my agency, applicants go through several steps. If the applicant passes the written, physical, and psychological test, in addition to the interview and background investigation, we hire them and send them to a 7-month academy. If the recruit does well in the academy and manages to graduate, they are placed on patrol for field training, where a series of seven field training officers train them for seven consecutive months. If the trainee is…

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His Bride Is Still Beautiful – Christian Article

We live in an age of constant bad news. Mass shootings, wildfires, hurricanes, social and political division, distrust in the highest levels of government—everywhere you look it seems the world is holding on by a thread. Turning your gaze to the church doesn’t seem to make things better. You see stories of pastors falling into sin and disqualifying themselves from ministry. There are heaps of abuse allegations. More churches than ever focus on felt needs rather than gospel truth. But…

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How The Local Church Is Changing The World – Christian Article

Tweet The local church is changing the world more than you can imagine, and doing it one community at a time. Church and Community Not all communities who live in poverty have schools. Not everyone has access to hospitals or even clean water, but where there’s a local church, there is hope. Churches belong to the community, so they are uniquely placed to meet their needs. And in partnership with international charities, churches can…

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Pursuing Jesus in Kenya – The Jesus Pursuit – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); There is nothing more beautiful than watching someone live out the calling God has placed on their life. Some commissions seem more fearful and dangerous than others – particularly to those of us who have not been called to those fearful and dangerous places! Victoria Little, 24, has been called by God to reach the Samburu tribe of Kenya. Victoria and I sat down to talk about this mission that has been burning in…

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Wednesday Connect | Thinking Out Loud

So here’s a question for you: Why do the authors so intent on helping me solve my financial problems only publish their books in hardcover? Just a reminder that this blog uses cookies to keep the writer awake after 11:00 PM. Here’s your week’s worth of items culled from a variety of sources. ♦ An old format meets today’s technology in a Bible commentary in pictures: “The Visual Commentary on Scripture (VCS) [is] a freely accessible online publication that provides…

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The Biggest Misconceptions About Evangelism – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Furman: There are a lot of ideas out there about evangelism, some helpful and true, some not so helpful and untrue. What are some misconceptions that you’ve heard about evangelism, maybe some that you might have even believed at one point? Pippert: Well, I’ve done evangelism training globally, and I think the thing… And the last seven years we were…

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