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Let us develop a dangerous unselfishness.
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Developing Dangerous

What would you, could you, want to do if nothing selfish fueled you? What if unselfishness became the prayer in your heart, in your church, in your youth ministry? What if God could transform all of us? What if it’s true, that God can change you? And me? Change... read more

Light, Dark, & Ice Cream

  ‘This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” It’s a good song and lesson. But somehow in learning that good lesson I assumed another lesson, that it’s equally important to hide the dark. Keep the light visible. Minimize the dark. But why? What if our... read more

Brooklyn’s 5 For 2016

Youth ministry looks different than in did in 2001. In 2001, if you were to misplace a small middle school person at Disney world, there would have been no way to connect. In 2016, you’d find yourself on Snapchat looking for their last time stamp  or simply... read more


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...