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Aaron Brown  // Posts published by Aaron Brown

7 Things I Learned About Parents

7 Things I Learned About Parents

A big thanks to Dan Puz for leading our equipping event last Thursday, and thank you to everyone who came out to LBC to be part of the conversation. We had countless churches, community centers, and camps represented in the crowd, and it was simply incredibly to see so many people passionate about engaging the […]

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Hurried Sandwiches and Little Sabbaths

Hurried Sandwiches and Little Sabbaths

Hurrying Through Lunch As I grabbed a quick bite for lunch the other day, I caught myself practically inhaling a sandwich. I barely took a moment to chew before taking another bite. It was a weird feeling, and in the moment, it struck me as not only odd, but frankly ridiculous. I had no reason […]

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Work, Worry, and Great Rest

Work, Worry, and Great Rest

Work, Worry, and Hurtful Comments. “So, you’re a youth pastor, huh? What do you do all day?” “You must be pretty good at XBOX by now, right?” “What exactly does the church pay you to do?” If you’ve spent any time in full-time youth ministry, I’m sure you’ve heard one of these (or at least […]

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16 Apr Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Dealing with Tragedy on the Day After

Dealing with Tragedy on the Day After

Dealing with Tragedy on the Day After

On the morning after a terrible tragedy such as the one we saw yesterday in Boston, its easy to feel sucker punched, to feel dazed by the images and video clips looping endlessly on the news, to feel powerless to help in any significant way.  Maybe this is you today, maybe this describes some of […]

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Beyond Unresolved Conflict

Beyond Unresolved Conflict

Last week, Ben wrote a great post entitled “New Hope for Old Wounds” about those times in ministry when restoration and reconciliation don’t go as planned. It got me thinking about another kind of relationship we sometimes encounter in ministries that don’t go as planned. “Not the Way I planned” With almost a decade of […]

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22 Jan Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Bring a candle to small group

Bring a candle to small group

Bring a candle to small group

Is this your small group? I’ll never forget the day we brought a candle to small group. Our group had been growing to the point of overflowing a cramped breakout room in the church. Every Sunday night, about 25 freshmen and sophomores spent a half hour running around, joking with friends, reconnecting with each other, […]

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17 Jan Spiritual Formation, Student Ministry | Comments Off on Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Hey everyone, we’re excited to share with you some news about what’s happening with Project Renovation. As we move forward in 2013, you may notice some changes to the Project Blog and we thought we’d take some time to share the “what” and the “why.” We’re moving to Tuesday mornings. On Monday mornings, we know […]

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10 Jan Spiritual Formation, Student Ministry | Comments Off on Looking Ahead to 2013

Looking Ahead to 2013

Looking Ahead to 2013

I can remember back to over a year ago when we first started this blog as part of Project Renovation’s redesigned and expanded website. As a team, we desired to find a way to help local youth workers stay connected and encouraged throughout the year, not just from time to time at one of our […]

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20 Dec News | Comments Off on Top 5 Posts of 2012

Top 5 Posts of 2012

Top 5 Posts of 2012

Thank You! Whew! As 2012 draws to an end, we pause for a moment to reflect over the year that was. The Project’s redesigned website and brand new blog launched January 1, 2012, and since then over 6,000 viewers from 106 countries have found their way to the blog. We’ve had nearly a dozen different […]

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Returning from Retreat

Returning from Retreat

This past weekend nine youth workers stepped away from the busyness of life and ministry to simply be present to God and each other for a few quiet days in the woods of Western Pennsylvania.  It was a youth worker retreat – not to talk about ministry or strategy, but rather, to simply disengage and […]

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