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Do not stop doing Short Term Mission Trips – Another Reason To Go.

There is a lot of hate towards short term missions. There seems to be a ton of resources spent to help make people’s facebook and instagram pics look good. I understand the complaints, as there is a ton or waste, misconceptions, and people who are a bit delusional as to...

Is This An Emergency, or Just the Way It Is?

NORMAL. Activities that are ’normal' are things that that reoccur, are regular, happen a lot, or just 'the way it is.’ What we grow up in, or live with, 'becomes our normal,’ the way we think life is. I do not claim to be an expert on this subject, and...

Being an Advocate and being Annoying

I live a life of extremes. I know I am involved with too many things and have far too many passions in life. My head sometimes spins with ideas, thinking of ways to create something, challenge people, and then sometimes I am overcome with the needs of where I live....

If I was the Devil? What Can You Learn From One Picture

I have been called a devil, but I am not the devil. However, let's for a moment, for the sake of this story, pretend I was in fact the real devil. If, as the father of lies and deceit, my purpose was to try my best to slow down, trick,...

Being Good without God?

I have seen this sign and similar bumper-sticker sayings in the past. I am sure it is unintentional but this group is doing more to promote faith than destroy it. By talking about 'good' they are bringing up something that can actually turn people to faith. It is true a...

How To Make Sure You Will Not Pass on Your Faith To Your Kids

There is no one thing you can do to guarantee that your kids will be serving God in twenty years. I know this is not the answer many people are looking for when they are trying to do their best they can to raise Godly children. However, there are definitely...

The End of Faith is Near – And other lies we are told.

I love stats at times. I use them all the time when talking about youth and young adult rentention in the church today. Sometimes I believe people think I must be quite depressed as I have spent a significant part of my life studying, writing, and speaking about the loss...

My Father

‘My prayer for my kids is that they will go further in ministry, do more, share the gospel with more people, go places I will never go, and have experiences with God that I never have.’ I heard my own father say that and similar statements many times about my...

Canadian Youth Network Tour Video

In May of 2014 the Canadian Youth Network toured numerous cities in Canada. Every year they take time to invest and encourage youth workers. This year they showed three videos with lessons from Before You Say Goodbye. This is the first which gives a bit of and overview of the...

Haemorrhaging Faith Explanation by David Overholt

[youtuber vimeo='http://vimeo.com/65575367#at=0'] This is video featuring David Overholt. It is an explantation of what the Haemorrhaging Faith survey is and also why it is so very relevant to your church and ministry. You can purchase a copy of the full study at www.hemorrhagingfaith.com You can also purchase a copy of 'Transfusing...