She inspired us, now we must pray. We have to.

Back then we barely knew each other; I knew about her powerful story, but I didn’t know her. Out of the blue I sent her a Facebook message. “Joanna, I work for an organization that puts on camps for middle school and high school students in the summer. Our theme this year is Word, based […]

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Muddy Funds

Have you ever run a 5K?  Have you run a fun run?  How about a mud run?  The chances are pretty good in 2016 most of us have either run one of the above races or at least been strongly tempted to.  Runs and races seem to be everywhere we look.  There’s something for everyone […]

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Programming for Mountain Top Experiences

I love mountain climbing.  Living in Colorado for a summer opened my heart up to that love for the first time when I was in college. The entire summer I was surrounded by peaks that pierced the clouds in the sky.  I remember the first day I arrived in Estes Park, CO with my best […]

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Chasing Truth – Surrendering Sexuality

Read Part 1: The Creator Conflict Read Part 2: Backing Up The Bible Read Part 3: Why Jesus Read Part 4: The Reality of the Resurrection Read Part 5: Explaining Evil   *Be advised, this article takes a conservative approach to the topic of human sexuality.*   “As long as you are happy does it matter […]

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How To Simplify Social Media Part 3

If you missed Part 1, read it here. If you missed Part 2, read it here.   Happy New Year!   The start of 2016 brings our social media calendar year to about a quarter done. That means at this point we should be able to evaluate what we’ve been doing and see if the plan […]

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How to Simplify Your Social Media Part 2

If you missed Part 1, read it here. Now that you’ve figured out all of your content and started creating it (well you’ve at least thought about the content you want to create), you’ve definitely wanted to start thinking about the content you’re going post! It’s time to go through the next step that has […]

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Take The Phubb Out of Youth Ministry

If you have worked or volunteered in youth ministry long enough (…2 weeks?) you most likely have discovered that cellphones can be a distraction for your students within your ministry. You may notice this while speaking in front of them, the subtle glow on the faces of the students in the back, the immediate glances […]

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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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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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5 Things to do now to prepare for NTS Camp

Since temperatures are currently 30 degrees below the average for the majority of the country, I can almost forget that a summer season even exists. I tend to focus on getting through my day-to-day activities while wearing 5-7 layers just to stay warm. Summer seems too far away to capture space in my thoughts, but […]

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