culture, family, generations

Cubs Win Cubs Win

  My first Cubs game was at Wrigley on May 17, 1979. I was just a kid. My dad brought me. It was an absolutely crazy game. One of the craziest major league games in history. Absolute slugfest. After the war-zone cleared, in extra innings, the score was 23-22. The Cubs lost. And I began […]

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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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culture, generational transference, generations, leadership, life, Make a Difference, missional, spiritual formation

Open Letter to Millennials

The mess of current events encourages paranoia. So you might have noticed the repetitious alarms of despairing things being said about the world you must now live in. But I want to offer another perspective, a commissioning, directly to those of you who are in your teenage or young adult years: Don’t let anyone look down on what you […]

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Bible Study, generational transference, generations, Psalms, worship

Study Guide – Psalm 102:18-22

  18 Let this be recorded for future generations,    so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord.19 Tell them the Lord looked down    from his heavenly sanctuary.He looked down to earth from heaven20     to hear the groans of the prisoners,    to release those condemned to die.21 And so the Lord’s fame will be celebrated in Zion,    his praises in Jerusalem,22 when multitudes gather together    and kingdoms […]

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Bible Study, generational transference, generations, Psalms

Study Guide – Psalm 103:13-22

13 As a father has compassion on his children,    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; In verse 13, what kind of "father" does David say is comparable to God? 14 for he knows how we are formed,    he remembers that we are dust.15 The life of mortals is like grass,    they flourish like a flower of the field;16 the wind blows over it […]

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community, culture, generations, grow down, spiritual formation, youth ministry

Benign Neglect — A 20somethings Disease?

Tony Roos led me to this TEDtalks video discussing the pivotal developmental implications for someone in their 20s. Psychologist Meg Jay suggests that our society has encouraged an attitude towards "benign neglect" in the years before turning 30. "Benign neglect" is a behavior either that intentionally or unintentionally ignores responsibility by assuming there is plenty […]

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church, generational transference, generations, Jesus, leadership, missional, pastor-shepherd, Psalms, youth ministry

Perhaps ‘Senior Pastor’ Is a Stepping Stone into Youth Ministry?

“When are you going to become a real pastor?”   Throughout the last twenty years that’s the question I would hear if I gave a good sermon, or launched a successful ministry initiative, or cared effectively for people in their times of need. The people who asked this question usually had sincere motivations. Their intention was not […]

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crown-college, generational transference, generations, leadership, missional, network, NEXT, pastor-shepherd, youth ministry

NEXT youth workers conference sponsors

At Crown we are delighted to have a growing list of sponsors for our NEXT youth workers conference. Each of these sponsors is personally connected to our school and each supports our emphasis on training for effective generational transference of faith and leadership. | NEXT registration page |NEXT facebook page | Thank you (in alphebetical order) […]

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Bible Study, church, generational transference, generations, Jesus, leadership, missional, network, partnership, Psalms, romans, spiritual formation, theology, youth ministry

Generational Transference Introduction – Prezi

Here's a Prezi Introduction to Generational Transference – I used this last weekend as a seminar tool with an amazing Youth Ministry team at Sanibel Community Church. Blessings today to all those dedicated to sharing faith and ministry over the long-term through the generations.   Generational Transference Introduction on Prezi

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