A Spy Among Us

Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him [Jesus] over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to […]

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Youth Ministry: Building Confidence in Speaking

Have you ever heard of the old speaking technique of “picture your audience naked?” Yeah, I think it’s not a good idea too, especially if you work with youth. I have never tried this technique frankly because it’s disturbing. When I think about speaking in front of a large crowd […]

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Thank You Core Team

Dear Core Team Members, Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Seriously, thank you (insert my genuine voice saying thank you here)! We all know that middle and high schoolers, as well as myself, don’t say thank you often enough. I want you to know how very grateful I am for […]

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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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Powered By Passion

The inspired force behind all great art, all great music, all great writing, all great things, is passion. Nothing great is ever accomplished in life without passion. Nothing great is ever sustained in life without passion.

Passion makes businesses succeed. Passion is what energizes life. Passion makes the impossible possible. Passion gives you a reason to get up in the morning and say, “I’m going to do something with my life today.” Without passion life becomes boring. It becomes dull. God created you with the emotions to have passion in your life and He wants you to live a passionate life.

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