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Evolution: The Devil’s Sneak Attack

I can see why some people believe in the theory of evolution. I’m sure it sounds like a semi-plausible explanation to people who have been taught to think that way. Some of us, however, believe that there is a Creator who is all-powerful and all-loving. Give me God over primordial soup any day.

Doubt

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” – John 20:27

Meetings: Why No One Comes

I'm working with the Director of Children's Ministry to put together a training event for our ministers. As much as we would love to bring all of our ministers to all the great conferences out there we can't...it's too expensive. So, instead of bringing them to the conference we are bringing the conference to them.

Peer Pressure

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. – 1 Corinthians 16:13

Try This Video: Easy, Impromptu Promo

This summer our high school ministry is having games in the park followed by free soft drinks and board games at the church. It’s a great and cheap way to build community and memories.

Yesterday I shot this impromptu video with a student to put up on Facebook so students who haven’t gone could get a feel for what happens and have an invitation from one of their own.

Lesson Helper: Bringing Sin and Praise Together

Tonight I finished a series with my small group students. My goal has been to make their faith a central part of their home lives, even if their parents weren’t doing it themselves.

The method of choice for of our final lesson was to put their sin side-by-side with their praise so they could see the need for God in every part of their lives.

They cannot hope to make Christ central in their home life if they don’t allow Him into every aspect of their lives.

Holding Students Accountable for Small Group Attendance

Caution: I wouldn’t recommend doing this with students you don’t have a solid relationship with.

I have a small group student who has become very lazy about attending small group. It’s a little ironic because he lives just a couple of streets over from where we meet. Others who have to drive a much longer distance, however, never miss.

Who's Your Hero?

Who’s your hero? –is the question I asked the teenagers this past weekend while speaking for Newburg Retreat. Several youth groups gather each year at the Doubling Gap Retreat Center for their annual spring retreat. I was excited to return for my second year as their speaker.

While everything from the games, Saturday night’s dinner, and skits were themed around Superheroes, the focus was on equipping the teens to discover their ultimate superhero, tapping into their superpowers, and then become a hero by telling others about THE Hero.

Point in One Direction

Are you pointing your teens to Jesus Christ so they will turn and follow Him? At your weekly meetings do your teens see Christ or do they see you?

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