Learning to Love God's Word

I love coffee. Like… really love. We’re talking borderline coffee snob, here.  If you ever visit my apartment, this fact will go without saying. You’d probably notice the constant collections of mugs in the kitchen sink and shelves full of brewing equipment. The electric pot, the kettle, the Aeropress, the French press, the Chemex, the filters, the burr grinder, the beans…what …

The Secret He Doesn't Want You To Know

   That title was pretty intriguing, right? Did you click on it to read this unnamed person’s secret? Does it interest you when people share intimate details about others with you? Do you find yourself expressing your frustration towards others or constantly commenting on the people who annoy you? If that’s you… you might have a problem with gossip.  Even …

Youth Ministry: Do I Have What It Takes? Part 2

  Many students who are considering Youth Ministry as a course of study come to the idea because of preconceived notions about what the position is like, or what it should be like. In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the first four of our “Spiritual Qualifications for youth leadership” Remember, we are looking outside of the qualifications …

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 …

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 …