Conduct your own sF test for a healthy ministry culture where spiritual formation can occur // BLOG
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Conduct sF testing of your ministry’s soil/culture. Read the first part of the info below about pH testing of soil… then conduct your own sF testing of your yourth ministry’s culture. “The Importance of Soil Testing (from lowes.com) For optimal plant growth, soil must have the proper pH level. pH is measured on a scale of 1 to 14. A measurement … more

What does being a friend of the world mean, or not mean? //Blog
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James 4:4 says, “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” Wow. What do we do with this? We may decide to run and hide. We have to be careful not to take this from a literalist or black and white thinking … more

If you work with teenagers, you have to watch this 10 minute video on the teenage brain //BLOG
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If you are a parent of a teen or two (or will be soon) or work with teenagers, you must watch this video on the teenage brain. Remember, “everything is spiritual but not everything is spiritual.” There are other things going on besides Satan and sin. It’s a ten minute clip that all youth workers must watch…. Student Ministers, forward … more

Maybe I’m missing how this Christianity is to be lived… Help me out. //BLOG
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I wonder if God is more concerned about what happens between Amen and Dear Father than He is between Dear Father and Amen. I wonder if God is more or just as concerned with what happens between the benediction on Sunday and the invocation the next Sunday than He is between the invocation and the benediction in that hour on … more

Maybe we have been looking at our roles as parents all wrong? //BLOG
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Read Seth Godin’s article (http://ow.ly/ug8BA), then read the following. I’lll wait. Go ahead. If parenting was about helping our kids win the bike for being the highest seller (or to make us look good for being the parent of the kid who is the highest seller) then GREAT. However, parenting is all about finding ways to help our kids grow … more