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Transform conference inspires leaders – Thrive Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

On Saturday 5th October, children and young people leaders from across Coventry and Warwickshire gathered at Whitnash Methodist Church for Thrive’s annual conference, Transform. Over 45 leaders, both volunteers and employed, met to discuss, pray and be inspired to enable the next generation to discover the love of Christ for themselves. After an opening session and worship led by the youth worship team, workshops were led by Jon Mills from Youth for Christ, Coventry, Kyle McKinnon from Reign Ministries and John…

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oct. 21, 2019 More lies exposed :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

FREE Bible prophecy documentary book download proving our generation will see the return of the Lord. Do you want to know what is going to happen in the future before it actually takes place? The Word of God provides you with specific details about our future and all of these things are coming to pass in this generation. If you aren’t saved yet this is a must read! Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth October 12 2019 edition written by…

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Celebrating the Book Birthday of Good News! God Made Me! & Good News! It’s Christmas! With A Three Book Giveaway! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Love Letters from God gives the biblical narrative in a new and fresh way. A special invitation from the author saves the best for last.”David Baker, Baker Books “Glenys Nellist writes beautiful bible stories for young children. The brilliant letters ensure the reader is loved by God!”Beth Ainsworth “I fell in love with this book the moment I opened it. Such a beautiful book. When reading you can picture the stories happening.”D. L. Montgomery “I think this is a beautiful…

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The Importance of Priority in Ministry: Self-Care – Christian Article

Every 3,000 – 5,000 miles.  Can you guess what is supposed to happen during the mileage mentioned? My vehicle is supposed to receive an oil change. I am aware of the need for an oil change because there is a screen in my vehicle that states “Maintenance Recommended”. There is also a sticker in the top left corner of my windshield stating the exact mileage an oil change is recommended. An oil change is important for the life of a vehicle…

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Can North Korea Bring the World to the Brink of Nuclear War? – End Times Christian Article

The North Korean News Agency released dozens of photos and videos this week of their latest ICBM launch, including pictures of Kim Jong Un laughing and celebrating at the success.  The North Korean missile launch was far larger and more powerful than previous ones they have launched in the past.  Experts believe that this missile could actually reach cities within the continental U.S.  It is madmen like Un that may suddenly plunge the world into the abyss of nuclear destruction…

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Nurturing the “Invisible” Child – Rooted Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Dinner conversation at my house often ends in a heated debate with my sons over which would be the coolest superpower: flying, X-ray vision, super-human strength… ? Invisibility is said to be a superpower. After all, it landed the Invisible Woman a spot on Marvel’s Fantastic Four. Harry Potter’s most prized possession was his Invisibility Cloak. But what about the kid who stays invisible? The one who would do anything to lose that power and be seen? My experience has…

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Israel’s vocation in Romans 2-3 – Christian Article

N.T. Wright contends that “Israel should have been – had been called to be – the divine answer to the world’s problem; and that, instead, Israel is itself fatally compromised with the very same problem.”[1] Wright bases this on Paul’s words that Israel as whole was “entrusted with the oracles of God” (Rom 3:2), intended to be “a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness” (Rom 2:19), and “the name of God is blasphemed among…

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FREE Ticket to the Student Strategies Summit – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Have you gotten your FREE TICKET to the Student Ministry Strategies Summit? This totally FREE, Online conference will be held on February 26-27, 2019 and will feature some of the top experts in the field of Youth Ministries. The Student Ministry Strategies Summit will cover topics like: Campus outreach, Communication with Senior Pastors, Avoiding Burnout, Partnering with Parents and much more! ▶ Claim Your FREE TICKET Here. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Terrace Crawford Read Full Article

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Episode 202: Something Needs to Change – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with David Platt about his new book and Bible study Something Needs to Change. David Platt talks about what he has learned traveling the world and meeting people who desperately need the Gospel. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition…

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Radical Forgiveness. . . – CPYU – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Many of us were blown away by the forgiveness expressed to Amber Guyger by the teenage brother of Botham Jean. The off-duty police officer was convicted of murder in the shooting death of Jean. After her conviction, Botham’s eighteen-year-old brother Brandt stunned us all with an expression of forgiveness that has challenged me to consider anew what it means to forgive as we have been forgiven. You can watch the video of that moment here. In addition, the redemptive grace…

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One Step at a Time Up to Mars Hill – Mission Bible Class – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

God has blessed me with an opportunity to travel through Greece over the next week. Along the way I’ll try to send some pictures and thoughts you might like to share with the children you teach. Today I’m in Athens and typing this from the top of Mars Hill (the Areopagus). There are ruins of temples in many places. Seeing all the temples around makes me really appreciate the Apostle Paul and how he stood on Mars Hill and shared…

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Understanding Progressive Christianity – The Christian Left Blog – Christian Article

  This article is one worth preserving on our blog.  There are some two thousand verses on justice and poverty in the Bible. Justice and care for the poor and oppressed can be found throughout scripture in every part of the Bible from the law and the prophets to the Gospels and Epistles all the way to Revelation. God lifts up the lowly and brings down the powerful, and feeds the hungry and sends the rich away empty (Luke 1:52-53).…

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20 Reasons Why Being A Youth Worker Is The Best Job Ever! – Stoked On Youth Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

There are people who like their job, and there are people who hate their job, but not everyone can say they have the best job ever. Youth workers can say that with a good amount of confidence! Check out these 20 reasons why being a youth worker is the best job ever!   1. Free Food Whether it’s the pizza at youth group, the taco bar at the parent meeting, or the end of the school year leader BBQ, we…

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Oct, 16, 2019 Shifty Schiff gets shifted by his own party could be part of the Kim Clement prophecy :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

FREE Bible prophecy documentary book download proving our generation will see the return of the Lord. Do you want to know what is going to happen in the future before it actually takes place? The Word of God provides you with specific details about our future and all of these things are coming to pass in this generation. If you aren’t saved yet this is a must read! Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth October 12 2019 edition written by…

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GUEST POST: When the Critics Do What They Do – Youth Ministry Christian Article

If you’re a youth worker you can’t escape it, you will be criticized. Criticism is aimed at leaders because everyone is imperfect and hurting and hurting people end up hurting others. When I first started leading a ministry, I found it very difficult not to take criticism of my ministry personally. The criticism may not always be true, but it always stings. While critique does hurt, it can help to know that the people who dish it out are usually…

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Fall Volunteer Appreciation Downloads – Kids Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Use these fun ideas to show your volunteers you appreciate them! Click links below to download PDFs. S’more Thankful – Fall Appreciation Download Tags Supplies needed: Instructions: Place a deconstructed s’more in a cellophane bag. Secure it with twine and a tag. Say thanks to volunteers this fall! Sweet as Pie – Thanksgiving Appreciation Download tags Supplies needed: Instructions: Print pie slice labels onto sticker paper. Place sticker labels on top of each box. Place one slice of pie in…

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The Four-Letter Word That Isn’t – Youth Ministry Christian Article

“I don’t really look at numbers; I’m more interested in spiritual growth.” “You’re so numbers-focused—do you even know anyone’s names?” “Numbers aren’t the only way to gauge ministry success.” I work in a pretty large church. I’ve heard all of these “numbers” criticisms, and then some. In the not-too-distant past, I even spouted some of them. I’ve also rolled my eyes at the typical comebacks—‘numbers are people” and “we count because we care” and “healthy things grow.” All of us have…

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October 15, 2019 Those last day signs :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

FREE Bible prophecy documentary book download proving our generation will see the return of the Lord. Do you want to know what is going to happen in the future before it actually takes place? The Word of God provides you with specific details about our future and all of these things are coming to pass in this generation. If you aren’t saved yet this is a must read! Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth October 12 2019 edition written by…

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Change? I hate change! – Andy Lawrenson – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Part 2 (Part 1 HERE) Implementing change in a ministry setting can be tricky. Most people push back against change. In part one I suggested the following ideas for implementing change:Explain the WhyThe meeting before the meeting Here are a few more thoughts on change: Be a mad scientist. Approach every change as an experiment. Let the team know this is what we are going to try and here is why. Let’s let it play out before we evaluate and…

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Major shift in seasons requires major change in direction for Z3 News. – End Times Christian Article

Many prophetic words posted here on Z3 News have recently confirmed a significant shift in seasons for God’s people. I’ve seen this shift happening in my own life during the past few years and especially during the past year. It also has a direct impact on the future of this site, as explained below. Many of our posts have focused on warning about times of trouble and God’s judgment coming upon the world, confirming many warnings recorded in the Bible, but…

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Disability and the Way of Jesus – Christian Article

Bethany McKinney FoxDisability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the ChurchDowners Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019.Available at IVP  and Koorong By Laura Thierry The Gospels present us with a stunning picture of a shalomic Messiah who brings healing in abundance. But trying to make sense of and imitate his “healing” within our very different cultural contexts, can, according to the lived experience of many within the Church who experience disability, be anything but healing. How…

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making friends – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I deboarded my bus at SE 82nd and SE Powell BLVD in SE Portland. My neighborhood. My people. A longtime fellow bus rider precariously perched himself on the bench in the bus shelter. I’ve never before spoken with him, but I’ve seen him many times over the last two years of full-time transit riding. He … Continue reading making friends This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by glenwoods Read Full Article

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On the Topic of Suicide; Additional Notes for Ask Alice – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In the challenging episode of Ask Alice up on the youth ministry side of the blog today, we hear from licensed professional counselor Alice Churnock on the topic of suicide. Suicide affects millions of Americans; it will affect nearly all of us directly or indirectly through the course of our lifetime. Our teens desperately for need for the adults in their lives to be equipped to share Biblical truth and hope whenever the topic comes up. We highly recommend Randy…

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october 10, 2019 Bible prophecy in the news :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

FREE Bible prophecy documentary book download proving our generation will see the return of the Lord. Do you want to know what is going to happen in the future before it actually takes place? The Word of God provides you with specific details about our future and all of these things are coming to pass in this generation. If you aren’t saved yet this is a must read! Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth October 8 2019 edition written by…

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Ask Big: How to Recruit, Develop, and Retain Quality Volunteers – Youth Ministry Christian Article

You got into youth ministry because you love teenagers, but by now, you’ve probably figured out . . . Youth ministry is not just about teenagers. It’s also about the adults who make ministry happen: your volunteers! If you want an effective youth ministry, you need great volunteers. But HOW? How do you recruit, develop, and retain a team of committed volunteers? We’ve learned a lot — sometimes by making big mistakes. When we were really hurting for volunteers, it…

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