I was reading Psalm 103 this morning and was struck by King David's words of gratitude for the goodness of God following a period of sin and repentance. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget … Continue reading The Impact of Gratitude
I remember days gone by, where my son would crawl up on a chair or sofa, jump off into my arms. He would crawl back up over and over again, squealing joyfully... Do it again Daddy! Do it again! When I was a freshman in college, I went off to Bible college, wild-eyed and ready … Continue reading Do it again…
Sunday night, we kicked off a brand new, two week Christmas series with your students. "Christmas in Disguise" is designed to talk about the stuff we don't often talk about around the holidays - the messy stuff. It is all about those awkward moments that don't feel much like the hope and joy that Jesus … Continue reading Christmas in Disguise: Week 1
Parenting teens is hard work. When I was 22 years old, fresh out of Bible College, I lived in this dream world. I remembered my not long abandoned teen years like some dream sequence in a movie. In this dream, I was a perfect child. My parents never had to discipline me and I never … Continue reading FAQ | How can I help?
70% of students will leave the church for at least one year after leaving our student ministries, regardless of how involved they have been (http://feeds.feedburner.com/cnlpodcast - episode 69). Let that sink in - 70%... Two things come to my mind, knowing that: Why do I even try? Seriously, if you are invested in NextGen and … Continue reading Where do we go from here?