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Live Blog. Session 2.

Tim Timmons kicking off his worship set with Doxology. Josh griffin and Jason Ostrander starting off with this service. What was the most amazing thing yesterday? Heather Flies gets airtime. “Perfect Baptist Girl”. Why God? Am I still single? Psalm … Continue reading

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Live Blog #SYMC session one

Half an hour til opening session of SYMC. Will be updating here periodically About to get our worship on w Shane and Shane. 3 minutes to go “there is liberty” “Jesus I trust in You” Skit guys are coming. Brian … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Grow at SYMC

The following is an adaptation from my book 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group .  While here at SYMC, these are some ideas for you to grow and get some breathing room.   Who we are is most … Continue reading

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How to Preach: Taking the Time to Thrive

Sermon Preparation Outline In all of ministry, getting a weekly cadence down is tough, but creating a schedule and a sacred rhythm for your weekly preparation will help you create strong messages.  You will only begin to thrive if you … Continue reading

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Book Reviews for 2011

  Wrote many book reviews this past year.  They were rather well received.  Here’s the list. Book Review: When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search Book Review: Story Signs and Sacred Rhythms: A Narrative Approach to Youth Ministry Book Review: … Continue reading

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Book Review: Story Signs and Sacred Rhythms: A Narrative Approach to Youth Ministry

Book Review: Story Signs and Sacred Rhythms: A Narrative Approach to Youth Ministry Chris Folmsbee’s book Story, Signs and Sacred Rhythms is one of the most theologically based books on youth ministry that I’ve read in recent history.  Chris attempts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Family Driven Faith

Family Driven Faith: Doing what it takes to raise sons and daughters who walk with God.  By Voddie Baucham, Jr.   I was asked to do this review by a friend who believes this is the new wave of churches … Continue reading

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Is Loving Teens Enough?

Some people say… Loving teens is enough for youth ministry to do.  Just get there, love on them and allow the incarnation of Christ in you to work the crowd and HE will be KNOWN by your actions.  Some will … Continue reading

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Communion: Christian Community and Solidarity

Remembrance: I’ve been focusing lately on the song by Matt Maher.  It’s called Remembrance.  It is a song that focuses on the ordinance of communion.  Below is the first few stanza’s of his song: Oh, how could it be That … Continue reading

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Devotion: Kick-Off with your Eye on the Goal

2 Tim 4:1-8 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and … Continue reading

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