3 Things that Shape Me in Ministry
March 1st, 2021
I would have to say there are some things that God has used to shape me in ministry more than other things. Some things I do not care to speak of again, but most things I love to share with others. Ho...
Ways to Encourage Youth Leadership
February 1st, 2021
When we say creating a leadership culture we do not mean students don’t need you or other adult leaders. A leadership culture simply means students are taking accountability for their involvement in t...
2021 Summer Theme
January 15th, 2021
Whether you have never stepped foot inside of a church or have attended every service possible, there are stories from the Bible it seems most of us are familiar with. Stories that almost anyone on th...
Starting the Semester Right
January 1st, 2021
Starting the semester can be very intimidating. From managing classes, getting involved, finding the right study group, keeping up with schedules, and making sure you have endless note cards can be ov...
2 Chronicles 20 Devotional
December 1st, 2020
2 Chronicles 20 jumps in on King Jehoshaphat being approached by messengers and told “A vast army from Edom is marching against you from beyond the Dead Sea. They are already at Hazazon-tamar.” (v. 2)...
No Job Too Small
November 1st, 2020
I do believe that when you serve another person that there is no job too small. It can be easy to lose sight of this because we can think we have to do something big and important. Be honest; have you...
Trends or Transformations
October 1st, 2020
Many times I have heard students say they scroll through social media for hours at a time. If you don’t scroll do you really know? Scrolling through social media is ok, but it can be a waste of time a...
Congregational Prayer and Commissioning for Youth Mission Trips
September 25th, 2020
You’ve registered your youth group for a summer mission trip. You’ve had parent meetings. You’ve maybe had a group preparation meeting to go over teamwork and training for construction work. You’ve fu...
Tips for Planning Your Annual Calendar
September 14th, 2020
More often than not, youth groups can feel chaotic! Whether due to difficulties planning, lack of communication between students and parents, or calendar conflicts often trying to get a year laid out ...
Love Your Neighbor
September 9th, 2020
Many of us have heard the words of Jesus from Matthew 22:39, “Love your neighbor as yourself”. In such different times we are all experiencing, there have been a lot of examples of “loving our neighbo...
How to Read and Study Your Bible
July 20th, 2020
It is easy to look at the Bible and think ‘Where do I start?’. The Bible can be overwhelming and seem like a lot to try to understand and take in. The amazing thing is you have all of your life to r...
What's God Been Doing in Your Life?
May 22nd, 2020
We want to know: What has God been showing you these days? Check out some of our reflections on how God is working in our lives over the past few weeks. Justin: The book of Joshua has been one of my ...
Psalm 62 Devotional
April 17th, 2020
Type your new text here. Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.David is really making it simple for us.Trust in Him at all times. Trus...
Psalm 103 Devotional
April 17th, 2020
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.Psalm 103:1 I don't know about you, but Psalms, as a whole, is really challenging to me. It seems too easy (at least for me) to pu...
Psalm 121 Devotional
April 3rd, 2020
Psalm 121:1-8 "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumb...
Psalm 145 Devotional
April 3rd, 2020
Psalm 145 Devotional Psalm 145:3-5“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your words to another, and she declare your might acts....
Partnering with Parents: Mission Trips as a Team Sport
February 13th, 2020
For the past two summers our youth group has enjoyed working with TEAMeffort mission trips. In 2018, our group assisted the Jacksonville TEAMeffort site primarily working on hurricane relief projects....
Leading Students Through Mentorship
January 10th, 2020
Leading Students Through Mentorship I am probably about halfway through my life, but I still need others to invest in me. I want other believers to walk beside me and I think that is important for any...