When Worship and Work Get Mixed Up

In ministry, it can be hard to separate our worship from our work. We want to ensure that our teens have prayerful experiences, but sometimes that means we lose sight of the beauty of the worship right in front of us.

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An Interesting Start

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the moneychangers at their business. And making a whip out of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and the […]

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Embracing the Chaos

I remember it well: the panic and craziness that was my first attempt at a parish middle school ministry. I suppose I had it coming. There’s probably a reason you don’t find too many middle school programs called “Chaos!” Our parish Edge program has come a long way from there- […]

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Leading Worship with Purpose – The Temple Model

Ever find yourself at a Christian Concert, XLT, or praise and worship event where you have had an incredible moment of prayer? Imagine that you’ve reached the end of a powerful song, all instruments cut out, and the voice of the Church slowly sings out the last chorus. The presence […]

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Am I Speaking Your Language?

Lately I’ve been spending a lot more time on sharing etymology (the origin of words) with teens. The results have been fascinating. The middle school and high school teens I’ve been discipling and speaking with can’t seem to get enough of it. One teen at our Life Teen Leadership Conference […]

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