C&MA, church, community, crown-college, equip, generational transference, generations, Jesus, leadership, network, NEXT, youth ministry

NEXT – Omaha 2016

NEXT is an innovative 1-day training experience for those who want to equip next-generation followers of Jesus. This year our special guest is Rick Lawrence, editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible and author of The Jesus-Centered Life and Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry. [We think there’s a theme here!] We’ll also learn from next-generation ministry influencers like Ken Castor, Christy Currie, Brandon Early, Rob Johnson, […]

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Bible Study, C&MA, church, crown-college, equip, network, pastor-shepherd, spiritual formation, theology, youth ministry

Crown’s Bible, Theology and Ministry Department

As our new freshman descend upon campus this weekend, here’s a little peek into what they’ll be experiencing in our Bible, Theology and Ministry Department at Crown College. This Fall marks Crown’s 100th Anniversary… and less importantly, but still significantly, the start of my 7th year as a part of this team. We are so […]

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Books, Jesus

Jesus-Centered Life – video

Rick Lawrence has put together a spectacular book that I hope you will digest– Scribble in the margins, take notes at end of chapters, ask questions, stop to pray, grow deeper and stronger in Jesus. As Rick likes to say, let this book lead you into “an orbital gravitational pull around Jesus.” — The Jesus-Centered Life […]

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devotional, Difference Maker, Make a Difference, spiritual formation

J379

The #DifferenceMaker challenge for today: Draw a smiley face (on your hand or arm) and write James 3 next to it. Keep looking at this as a reminder to speak well all day long. JAMES 3:7-9 NLT People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is […]

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Jesus

Since this is a prayer of Jesus, perhaps it is important: “O Father, thank you for hiding these truths from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Father, it pleased you to do it this way.” LK 10:21  AW Tozer said it this way: “Now as always God […]

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life

1st Annual Awards for Quotes of the Academic Year

It is now time for the Premiere Awards to be given for the greatest quotes in student papers for the 2015/2016 Academic year. In my real life, I am a ministry professor at a college percolating with inspirational students. My students usually write with strong critical thinking skills and a sense of profound articulation. However, occasionally, […]

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