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Basic Training Part 3 of 3

March 2, 2009

In the final session of the Basic Training series, our goal was to combine the GOSPEL Journey and our testimony.  The GOSPEL Journey by itself can come across as too mechanical.  Our testimony by itself may not completely explain God’s plan of salvation.  However, when we combine the sound theology of the GOSPEL Journey and […]

Basic Training – Part 1 of 3

February 24, 2009

Our youth ministry is currently going through the Dare 2 Share pre-conference training in a series we are calling, Basic Training.  During the first week, we covered what D2S calls the GOSPEL Journey: G – God created us to be with him. (Genesis 1-2) O – Our sin separated us from God. (Genesis 3) S […]

The Unchurched Next Door part 1

February 7, 2009

  I recently stumbled upon a copy of The Unchurched Next Door by Thom S. Rainer in thrift store and picked it up.  The title grabbed me and so far the book hasn’t let go.  The introduction explains that the research team interviewed 306 people from all 50 states and Canada.  There were many surprises […]

Our time in light of eternity

January 27, 2009

Dewayne spoke to the youth Sunday night and did a great job.  He shared a simple, yet profound illustration.     The dot represents our time on earth and the line shows our time after earth.  The arrow shows that our time after earth will go on for eternity.  We choose where we will spend […]

An atheist appreciates tactful personal evangelism…

January 24, 2009

I was reading @grayzhouse ‘s blog recently and came across this interesting video.  It shows Penn (from Penn & Teller) sharing how he was moved by a person who gave him a Bible.  Some plant, some water, but God brings the increase.

Deep and Wide Youth Ministry

January 5, 2009

For some time now, Dare 2 Share Ministries has encouraged youth ministries to go deep & wide.  This idea stems from the great commission that Jesus laid out before He ascended to heaven:   Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and […]

What is your soul footprint?

December 31, 2008

The carbon footprint is a “measure of the impact that human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide”.  These gases are produced by the burning of fossil fuels for our everyday living. (taken from wikepedia:  Environmentalists use the carbon footprint to help people think about […]

Church online…

December 27, 2008

I went to church online for the Christmas Eve service at  This was the second time I have checked their services out online.  The first time, my internet connection wasn’t quite fast enough and the video feed would switch to audio only.  This time it was much better.  The worship time was great.  I […]

a season for giving

December 24, 2008

I had a chance today to help some kids with gifts and a family with Christmas meal groceries.  The feeling you get from helping someone far outweighs the financial or time sacrifice.  Once again, Anthony grabbed my heart.  I asked him how he spent the $50 reward from selling the most Wildcat cards at the […]

Do you really care?

October 27, 2008 recently finished a series called, Kaleo, which means called.  In part 1, Craig Groeschel says that as Christ-followers we are called to care.  He refers to all the places in scripture where Jesus is moved with compassion.  Then, Pastor Craig shares the story of the good samaritan.  He makes three points about compassion: Compassion interrupts. Compassion […]