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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crown-college, Jesus

Deflating Our Ego

Why do we put ourselves at the center of concentric circled mission universe? Are we out of alignment with Jesus’ vision in Acts 1:8? What impact could an egocentric approach to mission have? What other way is there to understand Jesus’ call?

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crown-college, generational transference, grow down

Encouraging Elly to Encourage Others…

I brought the coins home in the jars and showed them to Elly. She took a deep excited breath when she saw the jars and then looked at me for an explanation. I told her what the Crown students had done. Smiling and humble, with deep hope, she asked, “And we can give ALL this away!?” I answered, “Absolutely. The only thing we need is for you to decide who is going to receive it.” <a href="https://kencastor.com/2014/12/05/encouraging-elly-to-encourage-others/

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crown-college, media

Great Start to Crown’s Fall 2014

What a great start to the year it has been at Crown. In my opinion, this has been the most exciting and promising kick off in the five I’ve been a part of here. Great atmosphere and enthusiasm. Very thankful for what God is doing among the students, staff, faculty, alum and supporters.

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crown-college, network, youth ministry

Look at what’s NEXT on Saturday

Our NEXT conference is this Saturday. Absolutely psyched. We're expecting 400+. We've got a crazy line-up of speakers and sponsors. Just printed the workbook— here's a sneak peek:   You can still join us at the full-but-still-remarkably-amazing registration cost of $29. Go here to register:  Go here to find out more details: 

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crown-college, NEXT, youth ministry

NEXT poster

The winter thaw is coming in the form of the NEXT conference! Saturday Feb 8 is right around the corner. Great attendance, great speakers, great sponsors, great students ready to serve, great lunch, great times. Can't wait to see everyone there. We are accepting $19 registrations through this Friday (1/31). After that it is $29. […]

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