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Dodging Bullets: Buddy Becca

“Buddy” Becca Becca is a student’s dream for a youth leader.  Becca is one of the most open and friendly youth workers you would ever want to meet.  Becca is loved by her parents, but even more so by her … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Burnout Bill

Burnout Bill Everybody loves Bill.  Bill is the type of youth worker who is always there in a pinch.  Bill knows he has a big job and eagerly pursues all of the different areas that he is in control of … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Intro

Intro I love mentoring youth leaders.  Over the years I’ve mentored somewhere between 1 and 1000 fellow youth workers ranging from day one in youth ministry to the seasoned youth ministry veteran.  The stories below are true, many of them … Continue reading

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Learning From Serpents: A Guest Post About Shrewd: Daring to Obey the Startling Command of Jesus

  Shrewd -By Rick Lawrence Five-or-so years ago I was locked in what felt like an all-out war over a dream that was in danger of dying, because a man who was much shrewder than me was bent on stopping … Continue reading

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Resource Review: Hot Button: Sexuality

Nicole O'Dell is coming out with a series of books in a series called “Hot Button.” In this book, she talks about proactive parenting interventions that parents can use and gain insight into several areas. In this book, she talks … Continue reading

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Resource review: Hot buttons: drug addiction

Nicole O'Dell is coming out with a series of books in a series called “Hot Button.” In this book, she talks about proactive parenting interventions that parents can use and gain insight into several areas. In this book, she talks … Continue reading

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Think Orange: Church

Think Orange continues (from yesterday’s blog post) in discussing the church. He builds a strong case that the church has a sacred role that we often wander away from. Using word pictures from the temple, he states that the church … Continue reading

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Three Free Francis Chan Books!

Today and tomorrow 3 of Francis Chan’s bestselling books free in ebook form.  Check them out, both are available on iBooks and Kindle. Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks  

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Guest Post: I Need to Protect Myself from Myself

This article has been looming within my heart for weeks now.  What I am about to share with you stems from truthfully months of conversations, prayers, frustrations, victories, hard questions, hard answers, and God’s grace.  My trip to SYMC has … Continue reading

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How to work with a suicidal teen

Yesterday I talked about how you tell that you have a suicidal teen. Today I’m going to share some pointers on how to survive (and help the other person survive) a suicidal episode. Listen For Warning Signs Statements Like:  “I … Continue reading

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