Article Archives

Day: August 19, 2015

Outreach Strategy: Ask to be Invited

New church starts often balance the need to gain visibility within their community with limited resources. It was no different for our church. How does one get the word out without breaking the bank?

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The Benediction

The benediction is not some throwaway verbiage to get people out the door; it is nothing less than the heart and soul of who we are and whose we are.

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Play Minecraft Live at Your Next Youth Event

When it comes to youth ministry games, sometimes the best thing to do is to ditch the athletics and gross food, and give a HUGE shoutout to the nerds in the room! If you are looking for a blockbuster game to do on the opening night of your retreat or event, look no further!

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Spiritual Direction is Like Jazz

What is Spiritual Direction like? What does it take to be a Spiritual Director? Laura Beach discusses how Spiritual Direction is like jazz: a holy version of controlled and trained improvisation in which the Spiritual Director listens and responds to the Spirit of God and the other.

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Seedbed - Seven Minute Seminary

What Does Henri Nouwen Have to Do with John Wesley?

John Wesley was an 18th century Anglican minister, Henri Nouwen a 20th century catholic priest. What could the two possibly have in common? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, watch Dr. Michael J. Christensen discuss the profound parallels between Catholic spiritual direction and Wesleyan class meetings, bands, and societies.

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