Posture Four: Life For God

In John 21:15, Jesus presented Simon Peter with a series of three questions in quick succession, questioning his true love for Jesus.  Each time Jesus asked, “Do you truly love me?” Peter responds with, “You know I love you” as if to say, “Don’t be ridiculous Jesus.”  But Jesus follows Peter’s response by instructing him […]

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Chasing Truth – The Reality of the Resurrection

Read Part 1: The Creator Conflict Read Part 2: Backing Up The Bible Read Part 3: Why Jesus   Christmas and Easter – the two major “go to church” holidays. I think it’s probably a safe bet that with Christmas, the actual meaning, the celebration of the birth of Jesus, is widely agreed upon as an […]

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CLAIM YOUR CAMPUS UPDATE

In 2003 a movement began. A few students began to pray weekly at their school as a part of Claim Your Campus. That campus began to change. Since then Claim Your Campus has grown across the nation and is spreading. In the last 5 years we’ve presented CYC to over 250,000 students and trained over […]

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When Subtracting Prayer from School means Multiplication

It has been quite a month. As I walked down the hall as the FCA(Fellowship of Christian Athletes) huddle leader of a local middle school in Grand Rapids, MI, I felt angry, cheated, hatred, but mostly dejected. This was the last time I would walk down this hall. For almost five years, every lunch time […]

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Growing Up Too Fast…or Not Growing Up? Part 3

Part 3: Youth Workers (Be sure to read at least Part 1 of this blog to make sense of this post. Also check out Part 2 for the connection to families and parents) “All I wanna do is play Frisbee Golf” We live in a society where kids are growing up too fast…and then they […]

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Summer Missions: The 4ish Things You Should Be Doing Now

Summer mission trips are awesome! Some of my best memories of being in youth group come from those trips. Now, that could be because it always seemed to be a tropical island and it was a great chance to get close to the girl I had been after for a long time (sidebar: she’s now […]

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Seeing Schools as a Mission Field

Do you have time to pray? “No generation of students has united to take prayer back into every school in America, what would happen if they did?” Never The Same is an organization made up of several different ministries. One of those ministries is called Claim Your Campus (CYC). The purpose of CYC is to […]

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