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Tim Rippstein

Tim teaches DCE courses and theology at Concordia University Nebraska. He has been married to Kathy for 32 years. They have two grown kids. Tim has served as a missionary in Japan, DCE in Reno, NV, and Portland, OR.  He has been on faculties at Concordia Chicago and now Concordia Nebraska. He also serves as the DCE internship site coordinator and has placed about 200 DCE interns in the US and around the world.

Raising Kids as a Youth Worker

The Stride: Raising Kids as a Youth Worker Family

How will your involvement in children and youth ministries impact your own kids? Continue reading

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What Does Missional Mean?

“Missional” is popular these days…but what does it mean? Continue reading

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The Stride: Youth Worker Devotional Life

Studies among pastors puts the devotional life in the top five most pressing needs of pastors and the top five personal and professional experiences impacting DCEs. Continue reading

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Bible Study: A Bone to Pick with God–Christian Meditation

Bible Study: A Bone to Pick with God–Christian Meditation

Download a PDF of the Bible Study: A Bone to Pick with God Suggestions before you begin. Read the article “A Bone to Pick With God“. Take the group out for BBQ ribs or gather together and BBQ them. Eating…

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A Bone to Pick with God–Christian Meditation

A Bone to Pick with God–Christian Meditation

“Blessed is the man1 who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law2 of the LORD, and on his law he…

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Devotion: Lectio Divina, Psalm 73

Devotion: Lectio Divina, Psalm 73

A lectio divina experience for youth ministry, meditating on Psalm 73. Continue reading

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Developing Spiritual Giants through Spiritual Disciplines

Developing Spiritual Giants through Spiritual Disciplines

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things….

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A Meditative Exercise in Sabbath Being

A Meditative Exercise in Sabbath Being

Read Gen. 1:26-2:3 Note that human beings were created on the last day of creation. Imagine you are Adam or Eve. What is your first full day of life? It is the Sabbath, a day of resting with God. After…

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Bible Study: Sabbath Rest

Bible Study: Sabbath Rest

Download a PDF of Bible studies in Sabbath Rest to use them with your group. If you use them, let us know in the comments below! Rhythms, Cycles and Seasons Objectives Students will understand there are rhythms and cycles to life. Students…

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Sabbath as a Cure to Busyness

Sabbath as a Cure to Busyness

Busyness is a disease that infects us all. Sabbath rest is the cure. Continue reading

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