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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

From One Parent to Another: Why I Sent My Kids to WOLBI (part 2)

This is part two of a three-part series from Angela Burtis about why she decided to send her three children to Word of Life Bible Institute, and why she would encourage other parents to do the same. If you haven’t read part one, read it here.  Angela continues with her thoughts on all that her children learned at the Bible Institute- …