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Author: Jason Scott

Squeaky Parents Don’t Always Need Grease

Sometimes it is our youth parents. Sometimes it might be students. It could even be your small group leaders, teachers or volunteer leaders. But there will always be those who don’t agree with what you’re doing. When we get caught up in pleasing those who aren’t happy, we often lose sight of the vision God planted in our hearts to begin with.

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Mission Trip Preparation

If you have taken a mission trip with students, you inevitably have encountered a student or two who was on the trip FOR THE WRONG REASON! Whether he was following a girl or she was fulfilling her service hours requirement, there are students who go on trips for reasons other than serving the Lord and His people. What do you do with these students?

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The Fundraiser to End All Fundraisers

Many moons ago, a youth pastor friend shared with me one of the greatest and most simple ideas to raise money for ministry. He called it Club 316. Basically, he recruited members of the congregation to support the youth ministry by pledging to give $3.16 per week for a year. You might think that doesn’t seem like enough to do anything. You’d be surprised.

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Will It Taco?

This idea really comes from the minds of Rhett & Link, hosts of the hilarious “Good Mythical Morning” YouTube videos. In one of their funniest videos, they basically find different foods to put in taco shells and ask “Will it Taco.” And an epic youth group game is formed.

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God’s Not Dead – Group Lesson

We are often faced with adversity and challenged because of our beliefs. The issues of “Does God Exist” often come up in discussions of creation vs evolution, morality, good vs evil, and relativism. It is vital for us to understand what we believe and why we hold the belief in God.

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Walking Dead: Zombies and Sanctifying Grace

One more week of Zombies as we explore Sanctifying Grace. Through God’s sanctifying grace, we grow and mature in our ability to live as Jesus lived. When talking about “The Walking Dead” this week, be sure to note that we are DEAD without GRACE!

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Walking Dead: Zombies and Justifying Grace

Outside all the Zombie talk we’re using to hopefully grab and hold attention of the kids, this week’s real topic is Justifying Grace. Today, some call God’s justifying grace “conversion” or being “born again.” When we experience God’s justifying grace, we come into that new life in Christ.

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Walking Dead: Zombies and Prevenient Grace

This week we are talking about Prevenient Grace. We used the zombie theme to identify with the students, but you saw right through that. Essentially, prevenient means “to come before.” Thus, prevenient grace is grace that comes before salvation.

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LIFT: Free 3 Part Series for Youth Group

Series Overview: By definition, the word lift means to hold something high. Sometimes, depending on our condition and the thing we’re holding high, lifting can be pretty tough. It’s a lot easier to lift a

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