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Youth Ministry: Do I Have What It Takes?

Article by Dr. Shean Phillips One of the hardest hurdles to clear when many people are thinking about making ministry a career is to determine if you have what it takes. Often, we have either had a great example, and we think “Oh, man I could never be as good as…” or maybe we have had a terrible leader and …

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5 Ways to Make Your Friendships More Christ-Centered

Guest post by Laura Pinckard   Can you relate? We often try so hard to get other people to like things about us instead of actually letting people get to know us, but these relationships can be shallow. In order to have Christ-centered relationships, we need to be focused on intentionality, vulnerability, prayer, encouragement, and joy, not superficial get-togethers or …

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The Secret to "Spiritual": The Key Ingredient to Being Godly and Grace-filled

How’d They Do It? What is it? What is that one secret ingredient that has caused the most spiritual believers in existence to merit that description – of being truly “spiritual”? How were they so in tune with the invisible to cause them to live the life they lived? Of course, it probably looked a little different for every one …

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Why Confrontation Is So Awkward (but so necessary)

Guest post by Rachel Patterson Confrontation…yuck.   Even the word itself sounds uptight and frustrating.  The type of fear that comes with the idea of confrontation is hard to explain.  You know you need to talk to one of your friends about a conflict that has been going on, and you know that talking it through would be the right …