Spiritual Formation

Contemplative Lent Worship : Freebie Resource

We did a Contemplative Christmastide Worship resource back in November and people seemed to really like that. So why not put together something similar for Lent. This is designed to be about a 45 minute worship active experience with prayer stations and other meditations. It is totally adaptable if you want to break it apart and use a bit of ...

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A Practical Guide to Use with “Book, Bath, Table and Time” by Fred P. Edie

HOLY THINGS FOR YOUTH MINISTRY 13 PRACTICAL SESSIONS BRIAN HARDESTY-CROUCH, ED. ISBN/Prod. Code: 978-0-8298-1853-6 USA $14.00 Note – This item is expected to ship the end of December. A guide to Book, Bath, Table, and Time: Christian Worship as Source and Resource for Youth Ministry by Fred P. Edie (The Pilgrim Press, 2007). “Finally a resource that helps us to connect to ‘The Source!’ ...

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Shadows Darkness & Dawn .:. Group Lenten Journey

I was recently given a copy of the UpperRoom’s new Lenten devotional book “Shadows, Darkness, and Dawn.” If you are like me, the daily devotionals usually go about three months then fade away with a new season of the year. So the practice of doing a period devotional piece appeals to me. When looking at this book resource I couldn’t ...

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Sharing the Gospel When Not Expected

With the Super Bowl XLV bringing thousands of visitors to North Texas this weekend, a friend of mine (not a youthworker) realized she is facing an amazing ministry opportunity.  She will be passing out menus for a restaurant in the Fort Worth Stockyards, a popular tourist destination.  She asked me for advice on how to talk to people about the Lord in the midst ...

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A Season of Expectation

I’ve loved Advent since I was a little kid. I grew up at Roswell UMC in Roswell, GA wasting countless offering envelopes drawing pictures on them only to rush out and hand the stack of ruined-for-giving church property to Rev. Malone or Rev. John. They’d greet me with a big hug and promise to put the drawings up in their ...

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Contemplative Christmastide Worship – Free Resource

I’ve been designing and dreaming up contemplative worship experiences for over 8 years now with youth, young adults, regular ole’ adults and multi-generational groups. It has been one of the most mysterious and gratifying things I’ve done in ministry. Being a part of the movement I thought I’d put together some ideas on pulling together your own “Contemplative Christmastide Worship” ...

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