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It’s time to end the “insanity” of typical youth ministry and start a revolution.

Someone once said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." This is true...
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Covid

10 Lessons I’ve Learned During My 10 Days of Quarantine

For the last 10 days, I’ve been isolated in my bedroom during quarantine. It’s the first time I’ve gotten COVID-19, so quarantine has been a new experience for me. My heart dropped when I first tested positive, because it meant I had to miss preaching at Lead the Cause, Dare 2 Share’s annual evangelism-training boot

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Youth Ministry

10 reasons why youth ministry matters now more than ever

According to George Barna, Generation Z is the first post-Christian generation in the history of the United States. (Youth groups can mobilize to reach them!) A shocking report (greatopportunity.org) states 1,000,000 Christian teens per year will leave the faith. (Teens with a mission are more likely to stay engaged!) Delegating teen ministry to family ministry

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Evangelism

5 reasons why far too many Christians don’t share the Gospel

Over the course of the last 30 years of ministry, I’ve had the privilege of training millions of believers how to share the Gospel. During that time I’ve also talked to countless Christians about roadblocks and reasons why so many of them struggle to evangelize. I’ve narrowed these reasons down to 5. Here they are

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Youth Ministry

If Gen Z is awakened, equipped and unleashed…

If Gen Z is awakened, equipped and unleashed they will change the way we do and view ministry forever. They will embrace the Gospel as the ultimate cause and rally other young people to join the movement. They will feed the hungry with bread and point them to Jesus, the Bread of Life (John 6:35.)

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Effective Preaching

5 ways preachers blow it during the invitation

I’m a big fan of preaching. When I was only twelve years old I read Biblical Preaching by the late, great Haddon Robinson. Soon after I preached my first sermon at a “preaching contest” in the little, fundamentalist Christian school I attended. I was so terrified during my 7 minute sermonette that I literally shook

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Unlikely Fighter

Unlikely Fighters of the Bible

When God chooses one of us for His plan, the chosen one is often not who we might have expected. Throughout history, God has proved He uses the most unlikely people for the greatest of purposes. From Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the Apostle Paul, individuals who seem to have no place being instrumental

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Good Friday

A Walk to the Cross: Free Curriculum to Prepare for Good Friday

“…they crucified him.” Mark 15:25 Those three words don’t fully capture what Jesus went through when he was tortured and crucified. He was beaten beyond human recognition. He was flogged within an inch of his life. He was stripped of all his clothes and nailed to the cross with spike nails. For six hours he

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Evangelism

Be half monk and half missionary

“Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.” Mark 3:13-15 We are called, like the early disciples, to be half monk and

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Unlikely Fighter

Coming november 9

The story of how a fatherless street kid overcame violence, chaos, and confusion to become a radical Christ follower.

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