The other night, as I was watching the Billboard Music Awards, one of the award recipients was sharing some words of wisdom during her acceptance speech that caught my attention. She used a phrase that I have heard many times before. In fact, maybe it's a phrase you have used. "Anything is possible." Now, I … Continue reading Anything is Possible? Not Exactly…
This last month at our youth group, we taught our students about the Bible. We talked about who wrote it, when it was written, how was it compiled, how the stories are connected, and more. But they still had more questions...
I just finished talking to one of the ladies in our church about my upcoming speaking engagements. Specifically, I'll be talking about Nehemiah at WorkcampNE this year. It is something I felt God calling me to do, but I have to admit that I am still a bit nervous. I guess that is a good … Continue reading Living with the End in Mind
Over the past few years here at RCC, I've often asked myself what we can do for students who are ready to dive deeper into the Bible. Many times, we recommend that they go through a specific devotional or something, but I also knew they were missing something in the form of studying the Bible … Continue reading Getting Back into Bible Study
Perry Noble closed out the 2011 Orange Conference with a very powerful message to all who work with children, youth, and families within the church. He believes we all deal with fear on some level, even if you don't want to admit it. One of the biggest fears we have, as children and youth workers, … Continue reading What Children and Youth Workers are Doing Today Matters, According to Perry Noble (Orange 2011)
I've been a reader/follower of Tim Schmoyer's "Life in Student Ministry" blog for quite a while. As a reader, I've often thought Monday's "Time Out" devotional thoughts were great. In fact, they have helped me get focused on many occasions. The other day, they made a request for more writers, and I thought to myself … Continue reading Trying Something New – Time Out
Are you really wanting to attend a Bible college, but finances are standing in the way? I know what you mean. Public/state universities are expensive enough, and most private schools are even more of a strain on the bank account. If you are looking for some extra help, I wanted to pass along 2 scholarship … Continue reading YM Resource – Bible College Scholarships