Tag Archives: Life changing

How Do We Welcome Others?

Recently I preached to a small group of people. The sermon came, in part, out of the number of people who had recently told me about how they had not been welcomed in the church or were leaving their church … Continue reading

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Carrying the Cross

Earlier in the year I was with some of our new acolytes. They had come out on a Saturday morning to be trained to help lead worship. They were going in pairs to light the altar candles for the first … Continue reading

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An “Imposter” Faith

A recent CNN article talks about the recently published book “Almost Christian” by Kendra Creasy Dean. The book looks at the changing face of Christianity for teenagers, but perhaps not in the way you might expect. It argues that teenagers … Continue reading

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Remember the Sabbath…Self Care in the Church

‘Summer’ and ‘vacation’ are two words that don’t always go together when you work with young people in the church.  With summer brings youth trips, Bible Camp, Vacation Bible School, and fall planning and preparation for the year ahead.  All … Continue reading

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30 Hour Famine

In April, a group of youth got together for the annual lock-in, but we did it with a purpose. We participated in the 30 Hour Famine. As a group, for 30 hours, we didn’t eat, many of us didn’t sleep, … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the NEW Children, Youth and Family Ministries Blog. Through this blog, we want to share the good things happening in our churches. We want to help leaders find ideas and resources and be refreshed. We want to build … Continue reading

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