Spiritual Life

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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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 6

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 6: Joy and Peace Core Teaching: If we live in harmony with God, if we are disciples of Jesus, then we can experience abundant Joy and true Peace in our lives, even on the worst day. Session Goals: To help students understand why Joy ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 5

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 5: Love Core Teaching: Love is a core part of Christian life and belief.  Without Love, we are not who God created us to be.  Christians love. Session Goals: To help students reflect on the Virtue of Love as a Fruit of the Spirit ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 4

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 4: Faith and Hope Core Teaching: Faith and Hope are the content of the good life God intends for us and, as the gifts of God, they are the expression of a Christian life lived fully.  Faith is a secure belief in God and ...

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Struggles from the Field

I don’t know a youthworker that doesn’t struggle with making time for their personal spirituality. Full-time youthworkers are immersed in lesson preparation and all things “Christian,” creating a placebo effect of spirituality-by-osmosis. We believe our relationship with God is intact; how could it not be?...

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