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20 Dec News | Comments Off on Top 5 Posts of 2012

Top 5 Posts of 2012

Top 5 Posts of 2012

Thank You! Whew! As 2012 draws to an end, we pause for a moment to reflect over the year that was. The Project’s redesigned website and brand new blog launched January 1, 2012, and since then over 6,000 viewers from 106 countries have found their way to the blog. We’ve had nearly a dozen different […]

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29 Nov Student Ministry | Comments Off on Still Thankful

Still Thankful

Still Thankful

Now that the Turkey is finished, the football’s been watched, and the naps have been taken, we’re all pretty much ready to move on to the next thing. But Thanksgiving should be at the heart of our Christian experience year round, not just leading up to T-day. It sometimes feels like we switch gears so […]

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Dawn to Dark

Dawn to Dark

Today, we’re excited to offer a little something different. A good friend of Project Renovation, Doug Jones recently wrote a book entitled Dawn to Dark: A Book of Christian Prayer. In the past Doug has led several Soul Thirst retreats for the Project and has recently begun teaching Student Ministry courses at the Master’s level. […]

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25 Oct Student Ministry | Comments Off on 3 Tips for Behavior Issues in Small Groups

3 Tips for Behavior Issues in Small Groups

3 Tips for Behavior Issues in Small Groups

Starting Out Well… Working with students is not something to be taken lightly. It is full of high’s and low’s and the emotional extremes of students can feel like a roller coaster ride. One moment your group is praying and singing Kum-ba-ya and the next they are ready to burn down the building. And student […]

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The Examen: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

The Examen: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

Today, we take a moment to take a closer look at the Spiritual Practice of Examen. From the Latin for “Examination”, the Examen is an invitation to prayerfully review our day to notice spiritual moments we may have overlooked. Through the Examen, we invite God to reveal conversations, thoughts, actions, and attitudes from our day […]

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Set the right course this year!

Set the right course this year!

How did we get here? In my early twenties I got introduced to caving or for those of you reading in Central Pa, “spelunking”. After the first trip, I was hooked.  Not long after catching the fever a friend and I traveled to State College, PA to take on a partially mapped cave known as […]

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05 Jul Student Ministry | Comments Off on Expressing and Experiencing the Gospel

Expressing and Experiencing the Gospel

Expressing and Experiencing the Gospel

As “professional” communicators of the Gospel many of us have spent years intensely studying and learning how to invite others to follow Jesus.    We’ve read books, rehearsed presentations, perhaps even taught others how to share it. The Gospel is our passion, in many ways; it’s our craft, ministry, even our job.  For many of us […]

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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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How to Love Your Mondays

How to Love Your Mondays

Several months ago, I began to start my work week with a time celebration, planning, and prayer. This weekly practice has positively impacted the way I enter into and navigate my week. Here’s what I do: Celebrate First, I celebrate. I look back at each day of the previous week and remember what God did […]

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07 Jun Student Ministry | Comments Off on A Prayer for Your Students

A Prayer for Your Students

A Prayer for Your Students

And My prayer for you One of the first summers that I was on staff here at Arrowhead, I took the staff through the book of Colossians. We didn’t get very far into the book before it started making a huge impact. The beginning of Paul’s prayer (Col. 1:9-10) thundered off the page at me. […]

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