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This Issue:

MarApr 2017

  • dealing with death
  • racism
  • new to faith
  • and more!


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In This Together

Danika Cooley & Richard Lawton

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NRSV)

The young men and women in my church recently held a Bible drive. One of our high school students presented the need and challenged the youth group to collect…

03/19/17 at 08:05 AM

Opportunities to Serve

Brittney McCook

Find out what you’re passionate about; and look for ways to use your gifts, talents, and passions to serve God and others. Learn from those you serve and from…

03/18/17 at 02:05 PM

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That’s What Love Does

Katy Steele, 23

Bob Goff believes that life is an adventure, that every day is full of whimsy, and yes—that we are called not only to talk about love but to…

03/18/17 at 09:06 AM

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Finding Refuge

Sarah Kessen and Sarah Miller

A couple summers ago, our youth group was given money to begin a local mission project. After several…

03/17/17 at 11:49 AM


Shaun Stevenson & Levi Himes

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:14b (NIV)

When my youth group decided to volunteer at the local rescue mission, I was excited and terrified. When we arrived, people were already lining up with trays to receive…

03/16/17 at 11:45 AM

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Imagine No Illiteracy

Cameron Walker, 16

A lot of people like to read. Yet, many of us in the United States take our education for granted. Imagine that you have only one book, and…

03/16/17 at 07:58 AM


Youth Workers, for the “NEW TO FAITH” theme next week, you have a choice between four “In the Habit” sessions:

What Is a Christian?

Follow Me


03/15/17 at 10:26 AM


“Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord.

Isaiah 57:19b (NIV)

“Do you want to go to Australia?” wasn’t the question I expected my Dad to ask; but he meant it. Soon I was joining an international organization that would…

03/15/17 at 07:49 AM

Be a Blessing

Jacob Lancaster, 17

I am so blessed.
Yet what can I say
to tell of God’s awesome love and grace?
I can shout it from the hills
or make music to offer praise,
for God blessed me…

03/13/17 at 11:06 AM

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Alone with God: Your Own Personal Retreat

Ron DelBene

Our lives are so busy and filled with noise. We often don’t know how to handle silence and being alone with God. Here’s a mini-retreat to try on…

03/11/17 at 08:02 AM

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