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Moving Forward

17 Jan Spiritual Formation, Student Ministry | Comments Off on 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 a lot of you find yourself wrapped up in staff meetings or taking a much needed weekly Sabbath after the end of a busy weekend. Unfortunately, it means that getting a tweet or message about a new post probably hits you at the wrong time. We’d like to make things a little easier on you so we’re moving things to Tuesday mornings. Of course, you can read whenever you like, but sometimes getting a well-timed reminder is helpful.

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We’re focusing on soul care with the blog.

As we talk with local youth workers, we’re continually reminded of how important it is for all of us to care for our souls well. After all, in the busyness of ministry, it’s easy to neglect our own spiritual health or treat it as an afterthought. We’re also convinced that when leaders are healthy, ministries get healthy and students grow. So we want to focus 2013 on writing content that will encourage your soul and help you care for the souls of your students. To that end, we’ll be posting every Tuesday with some thoughts for your own spiritual formation or some ideas on how to help your students with their spiritual growth.

We’re committed as ever to helping you equip your ministry.

We’re all about helping bless your ministry with resources, training, and new ideas, but we recognize that a short blog post at the end of your week might not be the most effective way for us to do it. As we’ve asked around about what your ministry needs and how we can be a blessing, we’ve heard some great ideas that go way beyond a blog. So we’re excited about the opportunity to create new, fresh resources for you and your ministry team – interviews, guides, exercises, etc. and we can’t wait to share them with you over the year.

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There’s still a huge value in student ministry blogs.

Over the years, we’ve been incredibly blessed and encouraged by some amazing blogs and websites out there, and we’ll definitely keep sharing what we come across with you on our Facebook page and Twitter account. But we recognize that we’re not all called to reinvent the wheel, and that sometimes the most helpful thing we can do is share what we’ve found in the good work of others. That frees us up to do the good work God’s calling us to do, and we believe God’s given us a unique opportunity and voice to talk about an immensely important topic at the heart of student ministry. We want to do that thing well.

Get connected!

So bookmark the blog, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter and join us for the journey in 2013 as we explore what it means to care for our souls and the souls of the students we serve.

Aaron Brown
Professor of Student Min at Lancaster Bible College
Aaron Brown is an Assistant Professor of Student Ministry at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA. He attended Biola University and Talbot School of Theology. Before coming to LBC, he was the Sr. High Director at Living Word Community Church in Red Lion, PA. Aaron serves as the Project's editor and web guy.