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Ben Myers  // Posts published by Ben Myers

19 May Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Mentoring as a Spiritual Discipline

Mentoring as a Spiritual Discipline

Mentoring as a Spiritual Discipline

Editor’s Note: In the month of May, we’re focusing on the idea of cultivating spiritual formation in the lives of our students – inviting them to meet God by introducing them to spiritual disciplines. Two weeks ago, we talked about the very helpful practice of “unplugging” as a way of starting this series. Last week, […]

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07 Apr Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Purple Cows and Bible Studies

Purple Cows and Bible Studies

Purple Cows and Bible Studies

Sacred Cows and their Purple Step-Cousins We have all heard about Sacred Cows in ministry. It is an idea or custom that has risen unreasonably above criticism; carrying weight and influence; as if it were a sacred object. In ministry it is a program, a preferential tradition, paint color, namesake, contemporary song or building, among […]

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10 Mar Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Taking an Inventory of Your Team’s Spiritual Health

Taking an Inventory of Your Team’s Spiritual Health

Taking an Inventory of Your Team’s Spiritual Health

If you’re anything like me, you find ministry leadership to be exhilarating. Even the difficult things are great opportunities to point people to Jesus. You’re the person who knows the mission and has a clear vision for where you want to go and how to get there. But, if we’re honest, it’s also a mixed […]

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Learning and Living on Retreat

Learning and Living on Retreat

Snow is flying and the temperatures are freezing… there’s no doubt, it’s retreat season again. For nearly 15 years now, I’ve had the privilege of partnering with various youth leaders as they prepare for another student ministry winter retreat. I imagine if you’re anything like them, you’re either finding yourself busy gearing up for the […]

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27 Jan Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Learning When to Hold Back

Learning When to Hold Back

Learning When to Hold Back

A few weeks ago, my family and I were spending a quiet night together in the living room. We played around with a few new games that my daughter received for Christmas, and then decided to browse through some of the classic Nintendo games available for download on her Wii. Games that were strange and […]

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16 Dec Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on There’s a Baby on the Way!

There’s a Baby on the Way!

There’s a Baby on the Way!

Hidden Where did the time go?!? I’m going to be an uncle in just a few weeks. Actually, the doctors tell me it will be in two weeks and one day. My family and I are very excited for my sister-in-law and her husband. This is their first baby, a boy! (Editor’s Note: That’s my […]

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09 Dec Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Setting a Christmas Alert

Setting a Christmas Alert

Setting a Christmas Alert

I’m Busy I love my google calendar. I am by no means a super tech-savvy guy, but I have figured a few things out and skipped having to recreate the wheel (reading the directions) by asking some of my nerdy friends for helpful hints. My google calendar is a great ministry tool that works well […]

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11 Nov Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Thanks-giving Needs a Little Friction

Thanks-giving Needs a Little Friction

Thanks-giving Needs a Little Friction

We live in a “globalized, de-frictionalized, broadbanded” world, or that’s what I read in a Forbes.com article the other day. Yes, I was reading a Forbes article. You know, we camp directors have to keep up on our global-economic awareness. Of course, it is not difficult to be connected to the rest of globe nowadays. […]

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14 Oct Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Learning to Turn It Off

Learning to Turn It Off

Learning to Turn It Off

Turning It Off Slide to power off. I cannot remember the last time I swiped that little red slider to power off my phone. Sure, I put my phone down sometimes, set it to vibrate or even go into airplane mode, but turning it off… why do they even have that as an option? If […]

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20 May Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Past, Present, and Future pt. 3 – Be Here Now.

Past, Present, and Future pt. 3 – Be Here Now.

Past, Present, and Future pt. 3 – Be Here Now.

Editor’s Note: Today is part 3of a 3 part series by Ben Myers. To read the first part of this series, check out “Remembering the Past.” To read the second post, check out “Back to the Future!“ The Hurried Little Hamster My daughter Natalie got a pet for Christmas this past year. It is a […]

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