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How you connect with God says a lot about you

How you connect with God says a lot about you

For me, there is nothing sweeter than watching a sunset on the ocean. One of the most memorable was on my tenth wedding anniversary.  At the end of one of our days after having spent time with my wife in Napa Valley then walking through the Russian Redwoods, we decided to venture towards the coast […]

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12 Jul Student Ministry | Comments Off on “Miss Representing” Beauty?

“Miss Representing” Beauty?

“Miss Representing” Beauty?

Spend any time these days building relationships with teens today and you’ll pretty quickly pick up on a familiar question that they’re all asking. It might be worded differently, it might be asked indirectly, but not very deep underneath the surface, every teen is searching to find the same thing: “Who am I?”, “Where do […]

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09 Jul Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Sitting in the Hot Seat

Sitting in the Hot Seat

Sitting in the Hot Seat

It was the middle of the afternoon and the thermometer read 99 degrees, and for some weird reason I felt challenged to take on the heat. As I began to collect my gear to go on a bicycle ride, I felt my excitement begin to rise. After a 10 mile bike ride to my daughter’s […]

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02 Jul Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Morning Meditation #1

Morning Meditation #1

Morning Meditation #1

This Monday morning we thought we’d give you an opportunity to experience something a bit different. Whether you’ve just come off a long week at Creation or you’re gearing up to finish last minute details on a short term missions trip, at this point in the summer it’s easy to get distracted from the most […]

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4 things not to forget this Summer

4 things not to forget this Summer

For many student ministries, summer is a time of extreme busyness. There are mission trips, graduation parties, weekend activities, camping trips, pool parties, family gatherings, volunteers to recruit and students to contact. In the busyness of all the activity, we can easily lose our entire summer, and before we know it, we will be planning […]

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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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Recruiting Volunteers with a Taco

Recruiting Volunteers with a Taco

Volunteers are the engine of all our ministries. There are obvious practical reasons for this since there is just no way we are getting everything done without having others around us share the work. It also has biblical roots since Ephesians 4 tells us that we have been appointed as leaders to equip the church […]

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