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03 Dec Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Sharing Advent in Community

Sharing Advent in Community

Sharing Advent in Community

Adding Advent to Our Family Traditions I love the holiday season!  Even as I am write memories of great family traditions from my childhood are filling my mind – hot chocolate, lights, White Christmas, and Lionel trains.  Over the years my family and I have enjoyed forming our own family traditions as well.  In recent […]

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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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In the Way of Brother Lawrence

In the Way of Brother Lawrence

Editor’s Note: This August, we’ve been privileged to have guest posts every Monday from our good friend and author, Doug Jones. If you want to take a look back at some of his other posts you can find them here and here. “It is enough for me to pick up but a straw from the […]

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09 Aug Student Ministry | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Reach Your School District

5 Ways to Reach Your School District

5 Ways to Reach Your School District

Some thoughts on Serving and Blessing Your Local School Districts We all understand that the family has more time in the life of a student then we are given with students in the ministries where we serve. However we often underestimate the amount of time students are involved in their school district. Students spend at […]

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25 Jun Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on A Trellis to Live By

A Trellis to Live By

A Trellis to Live By

This summer I’m doing a bit of an experiment in my backyard garden. Instead of using cages to support my tomato plants, I’m taking the advice of a tomato farmer I talked to last year and have decided to use stakes and twine to support the plants. Picture a row of tomato plants between two […]

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16 Feb Discipleship, Student Ministry | Comments Off on Advice from a Young Adult Pastor

Advice from a Young Adult Pastor

Advice from a Young Adult Pastor

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to have as a guest writer this week, Rob Tucker, Pastor of Youth & Young Adults at Living Word Community Church in York, PA. Rob is a former youth pastor who now oversees ministries spanning infancy to young adulthood. We asked him to share a bit of advice to youth workers […]

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Embracing Silence and Community

Embracing Silence and Community

The Need for Silence A few years ago during a really busy season in my life I was desperate for silence. The pace of life and ministry, living on a busy city street, and healthcare needs of family members began to wear away at my soul. The endless noise of activity and demands produced a […]

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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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01 Jan News | Comments Off on Something New

Something New

Something New

We’re excited to announce the start of something new here at Project Renovation. Along with a new and improved website and online resource library, we’re pleased to introduce a weekly blog written by youth workers for youth workers. Every Monday we’ll feature a post focused on soul care. Whether its caring for your own soul […]

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