Your Movement – World Vision’s Youth Division

A few weeks ago we asked Cindy, from ‘Your Movement’ as few questions. One of them was, ‘Why should someone do a mission trip with you?’ This was her response. We have designed a unique leadership opportunity that deeply connects you with local community youth leaders in creating meaningful and lasting change on the ground together. […]

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Faith and Short Term Missions

Last year when the Hemorrhaging Faith Survey came out there was a lot of focus on why many Christian faith groups were struggling with keeping their youth and young adults. However, there was also other information that was discovered through this study. For example, several themes came out about the youth and young adults who […]

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Before You Say Goodbye – It Is Here

Talk about a panic and lots of misinformation. Over the past years there has been a huge amount of articles, books, videos, and messages about the exodus of youth and young adults from the Church. I personally have been involved with several projects on this issue, and likely have added fuel to this fire, but […]

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Andrew’s Cafe, Not in Vain

I had heard all my life that people learn from their mistakes. That some people have to learn the hard way. There is a level of truth to these statements, but in some cases it is not true at all. One of the places it is definitely false is when it comes to addiction to […]

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The Power of Staying – Generational Ministers

The Power of Staying When speaking to churches and leaders I always emphasize that one of the keys to keeping generations active in their churches is by making constants in their lives. One sad fact is that generational ministers are generally very short term. The average stay for a youth minister in many denominations is […]

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A Letter to Senior Pastors

Dear Senior Pastor and Leadership Team, My name is David Sawler. I am senior leader of a Church in Glace Bay, NS. For the past decade of my life I have been studying and speaking on the topic of why a vast number of the children, youth, and young adults who grow up in our […]

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