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What Everyone Needs to Know About Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Hello, my name is Alyson, and I am a Netflix and Amazon Prime addict. You can often find me binging on my phone or computer while sitting on the couch.  Just ask my roommate and close friends, as I constantly quote or reference TV shows or movies. I must also confess that I am a millennial. … Continue reading What Everyone Needs to Know About Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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Getting Ready for a New Semester: a Resource Blast for Ministry Leaders

New Semester, New Ministry It’s the most wonderful time of the year. You are in charge of leading your ministry this fall and the stakes are high. In the midst of registration, recruiting, and preparation, you are tasked with coming up with a new and improved version of programing for next year. It can all be … Continue reading Getting Ready for a New Semester: a Resource Blast for Ministry Leaders

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The Youth Ministry Sales Funnel Part 3

Concluding our discussion of the three-part youth ministry sales funnel, Chris explores how small groups create disciples. Those disciples then are able to restart the funnel again by inviting others into large group outreach events and begin the process again. Effective youth ministry can be boiled down to this simple process: Large group outreach creates … Continue reading The Youth Ministry Sales Funnel Part 3

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The Youth Ministry Sales Funnel Part 2

Continuing the metaphor of the "sales funnel," Chris talks about the next important step after large groups. Small groups are not just a place to digest the large group information. It is a journey for small group leaders to guide their teens. And it is the starting point of discipleship, not the end. https://youtu.be/pa53CpHutbo https://contentupgrade.me/mA4NkyJ5

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Getting Spiritually Fit

How many of us worry about our beach body or are constantly setting (and sometimes actually meeting) health goals? This week, Gwen talks about focusing, not only on your physical health, but also your spiritual health. Do you set spiritual goals like you set weight goals? Our spiritual fitness is so important to leading & … Continue reading Getting Spiritually Fit

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13 Reasons Why: A Culture of Fear

The premiere of the second season of 13 Reasons Why has continued the show's tradition of graphic content and controversial subject matter for younger viewers. Gwen Bartlett offers her thoughts on navigating the cultural implications of 13 Reasons Why and her advice on discussing these serious topics with your children. https://youtu.be/WHj-oB2bPME For even more detailed … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: A Culture of Fear