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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Thought Factory Podcast #202 || They Are Certainly Unsure at School

Based on our research of nearly 3000 students from around the country, students shared what the toughest thing is about being a Christian at school.  Students deal with the fear of what others think, fear of offending people with their beliefs, but that was not their top answer, where 45% of students said the same […]

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Science & Faith

As a young adult studying biology at a Christian college, it didn’t take me long to sense a rub between science and faith. I will admit, I’m no expert in either area; my journey of exploring the two fields only spans ten years. I’ve spent time reading books, articles, lectures, and interviews concerning the tension […]

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Behind The Scenes of Big Things

Students want to do big things; they just need the support. It was my senior year of high school that my faith became serious to me. Action was necessary to see my relationship with Jesus grow. The closer I grew to God, the more I wanted to do for His kingdom. Something I felt God […]

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How Does Local Culture Affect Youth Ministry?

This has been something that I’ve been pondering for awhile and had to learn how to adapt in different youth ministry positions.  Whether those were in college, in Indiana, doing internships in Colorado or New York, or doing ministry where I’m currently at in the central valley of Northern California. Each place lends to different […]

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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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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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