Frame Up New Ideas So Students Know What to Do with Them.
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When conveying a new &/or difficult idea, I always start at the 50,000 feet level to help learners get the big picture or lay of the land. We don’t know what we don’t know so it makes it hard for us to quickly process something we haven’t ever known before.  After the fly over, then you can start in with … more

Better it breaks here than out there
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In our effort to get converts or raise up students in youth ministry, we many a time present a clean, professional faith package to people with the goal of conversation or obedience to a particular accepted pattern of behavior as the top priority.  While, inherently, either of those are not bad goals, but because of intense passion to see conversion … more

Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller
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I left the office at about 5 pm. Jennifer and the kids were gone all week to the in-laws, so I was bacheloring it. I was hungry; I wanted to watch a movie and veg.  I drove to Wendy’s with Donald Miller‘s Searching for God Knows What in my book bag. I ordered my chili, Oriental Salad, and diet Coke, … more