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 TestingĀ (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

How to help students develop spiritual plasticity // Blog
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Just as neural plasticity is vital for our brain’s health & capacity for learning & growth, we have to aid students to develop spiritual plasticity by creating experiences & environments where they can explore what it means to be a mature Christ follower in the 21st century. The spiritual disciplines greatly help in this process. Students must be lead to … more

Atoms, light waves, crying at McDs! // blog
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For the past year or so, I have been exploring and studying chemistry, physics, and all forms of scientific discovery as my mind curiously desires to go. I ask questions and then explore. Yesterday, I was reading more about how atoms work in relation with the periodic table and the interaction of the different elements. This am, my questions took … 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

Just Hit the Easy Button on Adolescent Spirituality
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When Christians use a Staples’ “Easy Button” for every life & doctrinal issue, it makes people (especially students) feel stupid & that they can’t be honest! The button that says “That was easy” should never be used with students. Christianity is a “walk by faith” journey. We have a 2000+ year old book that needs wise and careful interpretation. Can … more