Whitewashing our Youth Ministries

I was just finishing up my first semester of college, and I needed a new car. I loved the car I had, but it simply wasn’t reliable…it even left me stranded several times. That December, I was able to purchase a '97 Honda Civic that would stay with me through 10 states, 122K miles and 7 … Continue reading Whitewashing our Youth Ministries

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Connecting with Parents – Part 3 of 3: The Long Game

A childhood buddy of mine is pretty good at chess. I remember him bringing a big chess strategy book to summer camp (a real hit with the ladies), and hearing him talk about new methods he was trying to learn. His current workplace has even held tournaments for kids, and I still see his pictures/posts … Continue reading Connecting with Parents – Part 3 of 3: The Long Game

Connecting with Parents – Part 1 of 3: Leveraging Influence

When we look back on people who positively influenced our lives, we inevitably find school teachers on that list. Most of us had at least one favorite teacher growing up, and as we got older, the reasons why we favored them probably had to do more with their intentional methods rather than just being the … Continue reading Connecting with Parents – Part 1 of 3: Leveraging Influence