This past week I was given the opportunity to retreat with a group of strangers (minus one). The Soul Thirst retreat was put on by Project Renovation and sponsored by Lancaster Bible College. The intent of the retreat was merely to care for the souls of youth pastors and [...]
The journey to adulthood is filled with challenges and chief among them is identity. Unfortunately the church has sent mixed messages to girls on this topic. As a youth worker, we search for quality resources that help us articulate a clear Christian vision of female identity. All too often the resources presented are [...]
From the manuscript (not a transcript of video content):
For the Scripture is not where we go only to find out who God is, but also the place that we must go to find out who we are. Therefore, in Genesis, you are the dust of the earth but still loved by God. [...]
Originally Posted on The Upper Room
Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?
— James 2:5 (NRSV)
Our young-adult Bible study group sat outside a sandwich shop [...]
Sparks – the qualities, skills, talents, or commitments that give our lives joy, energy, and purpose.
Listen to this webinar by Kent Pekel on identifying and nurturing sparks in the lives of young people in order to develop perseverance.
The Search Institute has been a leader in [...]
The new year brings hope. As we look into the year that opens before us, we would like to think that it could be better than the one behind us. That yearning for something better is a gift from God and a promise that the hope can be realized. God wants the year before you [...]