Youth Ministry

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Three Focuses of a Disciple-Making Youth Ministry

Christianity is losing this generation. It sounds like a drastic statement, but by the year 2050, 35 million youth raised in Christian homes will disaffiliate from Christianity. The overall Christian population will drop to 59 percent, from today’s 73 percent.[1] Today’s students need youth ministries built on strong relationships where they can observe and experience …

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A Three-Part Strategy for New Believer Follow Up

Newborn babies, besides being incredibly cute, are also incredibly vulnerable and needy. They need to be cared for, including being fed and having their diaper changed multiple times every day. They cannot survive without loving and personal care. New believers are also incredibly vulnerable. They need to be fed the milk of God’s Word. They …

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ANXIETY: When Concern Becomes Obsessive

Part Three: Complicating Factors Where one runs to–or where one finds relief for anxiety–often reveals the allegiance of one’s heart. Anxiety doesn’t feel good, and it’s often felt physically through a racing heart, sweaty hands, or a pounding migraine. When our anxiety escalates, so does our impatience–because whenever we experience something uncomfortable, we want to …

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