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Gun-shy or trigger-happy?

April 29, 2010

In ministry, there are two extremes that we sometimes gravitate to:  Gun-shy and trigger-happy. Gun-shy is when we are scared to pull the trigger.  We can go through times of spiritual stagnation, where we can’t seem to hear from God.  We also may experience so much failure that we don’t want to try new things.  Or, […]

Gospel Journey Maui

March 15, 2009

We started the Gospel Journey Maui series in youth tonight.  Dare 2 Share picked 7 strangers to spend a week in Maui in an MTV-style beach house.  A Buddhist, a 7th Day Adventist, a Mormon, a Muslim, an evangelical Christian, an Agnostic with a Jewish heritage, a New Ager, and a passionate Jesus follower make […]

Air Guitar Contest

March 4, 2009

Long before the “Rock Band” and even before “Guitar Hero,” there was a game for wanna be musicians.  “Air Guitar” was invented shortly after the creation of the guitar and we brought it back this week at Direct Impact Youth. This has to be one of the most entertaining games that we have played.  Unfortunately, […]

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 2 of 3

March 2, 2009

In part 2 of Basic Training, we had students write out their testimonies.  Dare 2 Share Ministries gave us this format to use:   My life before I trusted Christ. The factors leading up to Christ. How my life changed after trusting Christ.   After they wrote out their salvation testimony, the teenagers practiced sharing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Youth Ministry Resources

January 19, 2009

People sometimes ask me, “Where do you get the stuff you use for the youth ministry?”  This post will list websites that I have used.  Click on the names in gray to go to their website.   Dare 2 Share Ministries – We’ve been to their conferences and love it!  The website has free resources […]

Peter the risk-taker

January 17, 2009

I did a study of the life of Peter by reading the verses in the Bible that mention him.  Peter left everything to follow Jesus and fish for men.  He was one of the 3 disciples that were the closest to Jesus.  The life of Peter is full of ups and downs.  When Jesus asked, […]

Iron Sharpens Iron

January 16, 2009

Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” When Christian brothers and/or sisters get together with a good attitude, we can sharpen each other.  We can encourage each other, when we focus on the things that we have in common and not our differences.  This became very clear to me as I […]