Making Disciples Who Make Disciples As disciples of Jesus, it’s our passion and privilege to follow after Him. And as we do so, He will help us (and our students)
Have you ever found yourself unintentionally involved in a conflict? Or perhaps you involuntarily started a skirmish, and now you face a battle that you’re not sure you’re going to
Across the past several issues of energize, we’ve been exploring the “5 Keys to Nurturing a Faith-Sharing Focus.” One of my goals each step along the way has been to
I once went flying with my buddy, Vince, but when Vince first invited me to join him for a joy ride in the skies over Houston, I was a little
Have you heard any of the “Only in America” observations? Here are a few of my favorites: Only in America…can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance…
How are you doing at praying and programming evangelism into the DNA of your youth group? Are you actively seeking to inspire and motivate your students to get serious about
When I was a kid, I thought the “good lie” was something I told my parents that got me out of trouble. Can you relate? Most (if not all of
For many Christians—youth leaders included—evangelism is the “red-headed stepchild” of our ministries. It makes us feel uncomfortable, embarrassed and guilty. In fact, just the mention of the word “evangelism” can
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin” (Zechariah 4:10, NLT). Do you despise “small beginnings”? I think it’s in our nature—and especially our culture—to
For three years, Jesus walked the gritty streets with His disciples. His ministry with His inner core was life on life; He modeled a lifestyle of living and giving the
Angels and Demons and Tornadoes, oh my! Not wanting to be left behind or worse – considered a leftover, Affirm Films has released an end times horror-meets-Sunday-School film called The Remaining.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge—people voluntarily dumping a sizeable container full of frigid cubes over their head and donating money to a cause –
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