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Why I Hate Budgets!

Well, it seems every year about this time there is a lot of work done to prepare budgets for the next calendar year.  Usually there is pressure because the Church is already behind in pledges for the current year and the finance committee seems to forget that Advent tends to bring the balance sheet out of the red and back ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Sessions 1 & 2

*This camp/retreat curriculum could be easily adapted for weekly Sunday school or Youth Group use.  Make modifications as needed.  The intent is to help Youth experience the Means of Grace (Spiritual Disciplines/Christian Practices). How To Use this Curriculum: This curriculum was written to be as flexible for each camp and each Family Group as possible.  There is WAY MORE material ...

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Life Of A Disciple In The World 8- The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Seven Deadly Sins Session 8: Gluttony- Super Size It! Core Teaching:            Gluttony is the sin of overindulgence.  Usually with food.  It is trying to feed the hunger of our souls with the body’s food. Session Goals:            This session focuses on the 7th Deadly Sin, Gluttony.  WARNING: There may be a few ...

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Life Of A Disciple In The World 7- Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

The Life of a Disciple in the World 7 Deadly Sins Session 7: Lust- Salt For Thirst Core Teaching:            Lust is the best known sin.  It is deceptive, because it is not just a sin of action, but also of thoughts.  Giving in to lust is abusing God’s good gift of Human Sexuality. Session Goals:            This session focuses on the ...

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Life Of A Disciple In The World 5: Sloth

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Seven Deadly Sins Session 5: Sloth- “Whatever Dude…….” Core Teaching:            Sloth is a Major Sin that impacts our spiritual life.  It also contributes to prolonged and needless suffering in our world. Session Goals:            This session focuses on the 4th Deadly Sin, Sloth.  Students should be able to identify Sloth in their ...

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Life Of A Disciple In The World 4

The Seven Deadly Sins Session 4: Anger- Hearts Frozen Into Fists Core Teaching:            Anger causes us to sin.  We all get Angry.  Mature Christians deal with Anger differently. Session Goals:            This session focuses on the 3rd Deadly Sin, Anger.  Students should be able to identify Anger in their own lives, see how the Bible says to deal with our Anger, ...

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CYMX Partners with the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship

Bishop and Julia Wilke have spent a life-time encouraging and supporting persons doing ministry. The Institute in their name is dedicated to providing educational opportunities that nurture and enrich Christian leaders-lay and clergy-for effective living and ministry. Later this week, Charles Harrison, the CEO of the Center for Youth Ministry Excellence will be introduced to the Southwestern College Board of ...

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The G.I.F.T. Challenge – Session II

Are you looking for an excellent in-depth Bible study for your youth?  The G.I.F.T. Challenge is about having youth “Growing In Faith and Theology.”  A continuation for last week’s post, this is Session II of the G.I.F.T. Challenge.  Click here to find Session I. G.I.F.T. CHALLENGE GUIDELINES – Session II (Weekly – 60 minute session)   The GIFT Challenge is ...

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Articulating Faith

ARTICULATING FAITH: Thoughts on “What do you believe? American Teenagers, Spirituality, and Freedom of Religion,” a video by Sarah Feinbloom Written by Amy Valdez Barker   “A compelling educational peacemaking film without being didactic, sectarian, or doctrinaire. Every public school, congregation and youth program in the country should have a copy of it.”   Rev. Paul Chaffee, Director Interfaith Center ...

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Youth Ministry Workshop at Southwestern College in Winfield Kansas

Do you work with youth at your church?  Have you ever wondered . . . What does effective youth ministry look like? What does John Wesley’s theology have to offer a  contemporary context for youthwork?  Join us Saturday, Oct. 1 at Southwestern College for a workshop and luncheon for area youth workers. When Grace is The Chauffeur: A Wesleyan Model ...

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