Arise and Shine (Luke 1:39-45)

I will never forget the day I learned to keep my good news to myself. I was at a gathering of youth ministers, and our discussion turned to various things that were happening in our parishes. My parish was having a great year; we had incredible growth among the teenagers, […]

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Arise and Shine (Luke 3:10-18)

I want to petition that we begin considering John the Baptist the patron saint of youth ministers. Think about it: He reaches out to people of all walks of life and challenges them. His fashion sense and diet leave a lot of people very, very confused. Some people think he […]

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Arise and Shine (Mark 13:24-32)

Every year around this time the readings look ahead to the “end times.” We hear about tribulation, war, natural disaster, and suffering. We hear that these things will signal Jesus’ coming. Every year, we may find ourselves dismissing these readings as something that is far off or even mythical. But […]

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Arise and Shine (Matthew 5:1-12)

I used to ask my mom why we needed to go to Church the day after Halloween. Filled with candy and lethargic, the last thing I wanted to do was go to sit in Mass on a weekday. Not only that – but we went to Mass at the convent. […]

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Transforming Communication – Life Teen and Flocknote

How would your ministry transform if you could: text your teens and email your parents all from one communication tool? capture all their replies in one, organized place? do it all safely and in compliance with Safe Environment guidelines? save money doing it? and get exclusive, pre-loaded Life Teen content […]

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Arise and Shine (Mark 10: 35-45)

Greatness comes with a price, and it is not always what we want it to be. As a young youth minister, I dreamt about being known and recognized. I wanted people to come to me for advice, to listen to my ideas, and to regard me as a leader. I […]

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Arise and Shine: Mark 10:2-16

Today’s Gospel is full of theological goodness. If it were a candy bar, there would be spiritual nougat, Holy Spirit caramel, wrapped inside Trinitarian chocolate that is out of this world (OK, so as I’m writing this I am a little hungry). Jesus gives us a lot to think about […]

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New Life Support is Here!

The newest Life Support has arrived online! We couldn’t wait to get you our newest resources, so we put them on our website a little bit early. You can expect your newest box soon with a few more surprises inside. In the meantime, there are a few things you need […]

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Arise and Shine: Mark 9:30-37

The story of the disciples arguing is almost comical. The disciples of Jesus, many of them young, start arguing about who is the best. It calls to mind the bravado of a group of young adults exchanging accomplishments. What took place on that journey was likely a large game of […]

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Sneak Preview: Life Support Videos

You have a great Life Night outline, the Core Team is set with small group questions, and your environment is ready to go – but something is missing. You are looking for the perfect video to help take the Life Night to the next level. Maybe you are looking for […]

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