Category: Students

Health Check

Health Check

I checked my mailbox the other day at the office and found a free book. Free books are a good thing. Evidently a rep from Lifeway stopped by when I was out of the office and dropped off a copy of “Student Ministry That Matters” by Ben Trueblood. I haven’t finished it yet, but as I was reading I couldn’t help but Continue reading →

Summer Intentionality

Summer Intentionality

Summer is here! For some (students), it comes with a sigh of relief…classes are over, time to relax a little bit for 10 weeks before going back to the grind. For others (parents), it comes with a little bit of stress…kids are home, have to figure out what to do with them for 10 weeks to keep them out of trouble! For me, it is a little of both – Summer is our busiest time here in the Student Ministry…RoadRules, Israel, Washington, DC , and family vacation– it will all be a blur come August. Continue reading →

Gospel-Centered Dating Part 2

Gospel-Centered Dating Part 2

In our first post regarding Gospel-Centered Dating, we covered the intent and purpose of dating from a biblical perspective—a Christian philosophy for dating, if you will. This time I want us to begin exploring how we see this philosophy realized in our lives in more practical, everyday kinds of ways, and make our way toward wrapping up our discussion next time. Continue reading →

Summer FUN or Summer Training?

Summer FUN or Summer Training?

Summer is for F-U-N! As the month of June rolls around, the summer school break is officially upon us and so is the ultimate question, “What will we do this summer?” For many school-aged children summer is when the youth sports season ramps up! Travel ball and leagues, clinics and camps are in full swing. It’s the time to specialize without the interruption of school work. Or is it? Continue reading →

The Secret to Greatness

The Secret to Greatness

I love spending time with kids. An afternoon with a 5 year-old is exciting and inspiring because they truly want to be the best thing they can be. They are some of the greatest superheroes, ballerinas, and dinosaurs in the world! If you were to ask around, I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who would say, Continue reading →

Appreciating Teachers

Appreciating Teachers

May is a recognized time for appreciating teachers. Teaching is one of the most demanding and least appreciated professions around. We give them responsibility for training and molding our children and then tie their hands and limit their resources. So while the first week of May is generally recognized as National Teacher Appreciation Week, it is never a bad time to show appreciation and respect for this very important group of people who impact the lives of our children so significantly. Continue reading →

Take a Nap

Take a Nap

“Sometimes the most spiritual thing a person can do is sleep.” – C. H. Spurgeon

Every now and then I get really busy, and I mean so busy to the point where if you asked me what superpower I want if I could have any (which, by the way, is a question I hope you have considered before now) my answer would actually be the power to stay awake forever. Gone are the days of wishing I could fly, because even if I could there would still be several hours of the day when I couldn’t fly because I would have to sleep. We all know what it’s like to be busy and stressed out. I’m sure you have found yourself wishing there were more hours in the day, so I want to ask, how many hours in a day do you set aside to rest? Continue reading →

Monday?

Monday?

This time of year is special for a group of students…SENIORS! On May 1st, we will honor our graduates just as we do every year. It is always a good day – a day to celebrate the accomplishment of graduating high school and a day to look forward to what’s next (by the way this is the first time we should celebrate graduating – when and why did we start playing Pomp and Circumstance and high fiving our kids because they graduated preschool?!). Continue reading →

Think. Think. THINK!

Think. Think. THINK!

Somehow, somewhere the notion that Christians are mindless robots gained momentum and has actually become descriptive of followers of Christ. While you and I may disagree with that, it is hard to argue the point when some Christians seem to proudly carry the banner!

 

But not everyone…right?!
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