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Youth Ministry And Modern Slavery

Human trafficking is a tough subject in youth ministry. There are a lot of things to consider when talking about it. The obvious age and developmental considerations of the people in your group are there. And there are also cultural and parental expectations when we...

Is your youth group too much fun?

Are fun and spiritual depth at odds? It can feel that way sometimes. It can be perceived that we are either deep or fun, but not both. And I don’t want that to be our reputation. No way. I had the chance to talk about this on the YM Answers podcast last week. I...

5 Things Meetings Could Learn From Improv

This post about meetings is dedicated to Keegan Lenker. I’m sorry that my ninja skills met your face that one day when we were playing a youth group game in Africa. Thanks for laughing it off and for laughing at me a few days later when I was unknowingly...

Stories

You Are Wanted.

How the city of Lakeland, Florida is responding to domestic human trafficking.

Feature story by Brooklyn Lindsey & Kelly Green-The Lakelander Magazine

We Never Need Nobody

The young student scribbles the words “I don’t care” across his test paper. Later, when the teacher goes to the student to ask why, the child says, “I don’t know why I wrote it. I’m hungry and just can’t think.” He just can’t think. Because he hasn’t eaten since...

That’s Going To Leave A Mark

The inked words spell out all is grace. Permanently imprinted, it’s an external symbol of an internal transformation. This year, a few friends did something remarkable together. They lived on the brink of impossible things. For Ida Mundell, a homeschooling mother of...

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