Student Discipleship

The Distractions

I find it so easy to get sidetracked.  I sit down to the computer to do write a message for student church then I find myself ten minutes later reading an article about manatees and the Florida Everglades.  How does this happen? It is so easy to lose focus in life.  We are being bombarded with distractions.

I have found, in my past 25 years of church leadership, that Christians (self included) can get sidetracked and lose focus of what truly…

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Rehashing what is done

Questioning the “purpose” after the fact is useless. Recently while sitting in a local coffee shop I heard two senior gentlemen discussing a local park. I heard one say, “What is the purpose of the park? It’s not for half pipes . . . “. So I assume they were a bit miffed that a local park now has a skate park for skaters. My guess these would be the same folks who would gripe that those danged kids are…

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Party at Contagious Youth Tonight

Tonight we partied with purpose.  We took our annual Christmas party and combined it with an outreach night.  Students were encouraged to pray for 5 friends and invite them to come tonight to the party.  We had a blast!  We ate well.  Thanks Slice Pizza!   We all brought inexpensive wrapped gifts and played a game of Dirty Santa, you know the one where you can take each other’s presents, a good Christian game.   Lots of chocolate candy tonight.…

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An Inviting Building

When we built our building part of the purpose of the design was that the front of the building would have lots of windows so guests could see what they are about to walk into.  I’ve heard many comments about our building, the blue roof, all the windows, “doesn’t look like a church”(that’s the point), “where’s the steeple and cross?”, “looks like an airplane hangar”, “looks cool”.  I can’t think of all the comments I’ve heard.  I try to hang…

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