Accountability

A few weeks ago I heard of a student who shared with his youth minister about his troubles.  He told the minister that he had done something wrong and he regretted his actions.  He explained what he did wrong, but that he was upset with his parents for punishing him by taking away his phone. …

Blessing, Affirming, and Commissioning

I remember being in GA’s (Girls in Action) when I was in 4th or 5th grade and learning about missionaries from all over the world.  We heard the stories about their work and prayed for them as they sought to minister in the places God called them to serve.  I remember thinking how brave and…

How Do You Define “Church”?

Can you define the word ‘church’?  What does it mean to you?  Do you find yourself relating to church through the building?  If church is the building, what does that say about how the church should minister?  Do you see the church as a group of Christ followers?  If the church is a group of…