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5 Signs It’s Time to Kill the Sacred Cow

5 Signs It’s Time to Kill the Sacred Cow

As summer comes to an end, youth pastors everywhere start thinking about the year ahead – recruiting more leaders, paging through small group curriculum, and staring at a blank Google calendar as you map out the big events of the upcoming year. Chances are there might be a few sacred cows on that calendar – […]

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Some Things I’ve Learned

Some Things I’ve Learned

Having spent thirteen years in full-time ministry, Jason Mitchell has learned a few lessons – some through success, some through struggle. This week he shares a few of the big lessons learned from the journey. – Editor   “Wisdom is the summit; get wisdom, and with all your possessions purchase understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7   […]

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09 Apr Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Let the Boogie-Woogie Out

Let the Boogie-Woogie Out

Let the Boogie-Woogie Out

I went running last summer with a friend in the 95 degree Georgia heat and loved every minute of it. My friend decided to go running with me even though he hadn’t been running very much lately and knew it would be very difficult for him. We knew going in that there would be a […]

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02 Apr Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on You won’t always get your butt kicked

You won’t always get your butt kicked

You won’t always get your butt kicked

 That hill won’t always kick your butt. There is a hill in our community that I CAN NOT STAND! I never have liked it. And tonight I decided to run a route that made sure I had to climb that hill. While I know that my body will pay for it tomorrow, I don’t care, […]

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I’m done sharing the Gospel

I’m done sharing the Gospel

I’m done sharing the Gospel I sometimes get asked to speak at different places for different reasons. Usually it is a church or retreat, or some other venue in the Christian world that needs a teacher/speaker/preacher/orator/evangelist/prophet. I usually can’t do it simply because of time constraints. But sometimes I can’t do it because I feel […]

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Don’t Call it a Mission Statement

Don’t Call it a Mission Statement

The Dangerous “What if?” What might happen if you named those things that you really long to do? Those things that you’d give anything to spend the rest of your life doing? Those things that you’d pour yourself into if money was no object? What if you asked the big “What if?” Yep, I just […]

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6 tips for a better Short-Term Missions Trip

6 tips for a better Short-Term Missions Trip

Are you planning a short-term missions trip this summer with your youth ministry? If so, this is the time of year where you start gearing up, make phone calls, recruit leaders, or at least filter through the hundreds of flyers and postcards you’re getting from missions organizations right now. It can all get a little […]

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