Thought Factory Podcast #203 || The Most Influential Environment in Society: Interview with Chuck Klein

What is the most influential environment in society?  In today’s episode, we discuss the topic of the most influential environment in society.  Chuck is the Director of Campus Alliance, a coalition of over 60 ministries and denominations coming together to see an impact happen on every one of the 67,000 school campuses (25-26 million students) […]

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Don’t Waste the Wait

Have you ever desired something so badly it hurt? Have you ever prayed the same prayer a hundred, maybe even a thousand times, and still nothing? Have you ever needed God to show his hand, and no matter how many weeks, months, or years passed it still wasn’t visible? Have you ever been in a […]

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How to Move Students Into a Deeper Relationship With Jesus

Sometimes I think we think it’s only about the physical stuff we need to do with our students or for our students in order to move them into a deeper relationship with Jesus.  When, really, I think the initial step starts with us, as their small group leader, peer, or friend. Building that trusting, open, […]

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Overpowering the Influence of the 2 Lies Media Promotes to Students

If you are in the business of working with students in youth ministry, you typically get (if you are lucky) 1% of their time in a typical week. And yet students are spending hours taking in media PER DAY. We are drastically outnumbered when it comes to the time that we have. And time is […]

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Summer 2015 in Review

To kick off our blog for the coming year, we thought we’d share some news about our organization and ministry. So many have reached out to us and asked how things are going, especially in light of the break in and arson in our office building this June. So we’ll touch on that as well as […]

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Why you need to see War Room

A few days ago, our staff piled into cars and drove to the nearest theater. With oversized portions of soda and buttery popcorn we anxiously awaited the start of what we consider a game-changer, a movie about PRAYER! Some of us may have some preconceived notions about Christian movies. They’re poorly filmed. The acting is […]

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Rising From the Ashes – A Response to Burglary and Arson

Destruction happens so fast; building takes a long time. In our work with students across America, I’m reminded of this truth. In just a few minutes, our office building for Never The Same was burned and destroyed by arson. This building took much, much longer to build than it did when it was destroyed through […]

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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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