Grow Down Video – Whiteboard Drawing

Here is a 1260 second long video (21 minutes) of the Grow Down drawing. ūüôā This “instructional” video is being used in some¬†college and youth ministry training programs. This is also the lonely version of what I usually like to do with a crowd of others. I love the interactivity created by inviting others to …

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SYMC 2016 – Chicago

  Getting excited about joining youth workers this weekend in Chicago for SYMC (Simply Youth Ministry Conference). I’ll be leading a 4-hour “half-track” on Grow Down on Saturday, getting inspired by peers, and working with Tony Myles and Heather Dixon on a discussion panel called “Handling Tough Topics With Teenagers and Parents.” It’s a pretty …

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Latest Grow Down drawing #growdown

This morning I drew “grow down” on a whiteboard for my Spiritual & Leadership Development students… and I learned something. I learned that even though my brain and hands have¬†diagramed¬†“grow down” hundreds¬†of times in dozens of locations, on paper or whiteboard or napkins (which is also paper I suppose) or dirt with sticks or chalkboard …

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Surrender to Jesus

There comes a point where I¬†recognize defeat. My¬†constant pursuit of flailing-failings teaches me, if I am¬†wise that is, to give up the race of independence from God and give in to the utter reliance I¬†have upon his mercy and grace. The crescendo¬†of crisis in my sapped soul propels me¬†to a complete¬†surrender to Christ. Even if …

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