Category Archives: Church Ministries

A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church: Brass Tacks

Okay. It’s time to get down to brass tacks. What would a better teen program look like? Well, it would start with a better church. Teens can only grow up to be disciples in a church filled with disciples. Therefore, … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church: God’s Story

In the last post of this series, I quoted Reggie Joiner, who said, One of the reasons some students are walking away from the church is that they have found something more exciting. When there is nothing dangerous or adventurous … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church: Orange

We need to talk about Orange. I’m a fan of Orange. I don’t think it’s the complete solution to the problems churches have with teen ministry, but it’s a major step in the right direction. But I have to warn … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church: The Red Bull Gospel

From Drew Dyck at The Leadership Journal, Over the past year I’ve conducted dozens of interviews with 20-somethings who have walked away from their Christian faith. Among the most surprising findings was this: nearly all of these “leavers” reported having … Continue reading

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Small Groups: Even the Shallow Need a Place

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Small Groups: My Presentation From Our January 23, 2011 Service

My church is going through three weeks of special services centered around the congregation’s vision. The first week’s presentation was last Sunday (January 23, 2011). We arranged the seating to have the speakers in the middle of the auditorium. We … Continue reading

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Small Groups: An Inquiry

I get emails – We are specifically looking at defining the role of small groups in our “process.” Currently, we have done no training of small group leaders, haven’t really reached any type of consensus on the goals and objectives … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church, On Gittin’ ‘R Done

The putting-into-effect process Most churches have a deacon or a committee in charge of missions. Usually there’s an elder with oversight of that ministry or who just has a heart for missions. (Not many churches do missions without such an … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church, On Hiring Ministers

I get emails – I am on the search committee for a new children’s minister and in our brainstorming sessions, we have discussed what it might look like to have a more integrated ministry of our children from birth through … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church, Wrapping Up

Imagine that you’re a minister founding a congregation’s first youth ministry. Quite naturally, you’re going to ask what all church leaders should ask: What is the purpose of this ministry? How will I know whether the ministry is successful? What … Continue reading

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