Learning for Life: Encouraging Teens to Experience the Bible

How can we encourage our youth to study the Bible and understand a fraction of its worth?

Ministry…A Lonely Place

I call it the “Ministry of Presence,” because wherever you go, in whatever you are doing, you are available to minister to others.

Learnings from the Field: Vulnerability

I have learned during my short time in ministry that if you are open and vulnerable, people will feel comfortable with you and want to share.

Let’s Talk about Mental Health

Mental health concerns are a prominent part of the conversation in the lives of many people, so as youth workers, it’s important for us to understand the big picture and how it affects us both personally and professionally in our own ministry areas.

Healthy Life Rhythms

Our Creator desires for us to be healthy—physically, vocationally, emotionally, and spiritually. However, the effects of sin on the world mean that all people struggle to maintain healthy life rhythms.

A Lutheran Understanding of Discipleship

a Lutheran understanding of what discipleship is and is not

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