My Top 10 Ministry Fails (both funny and serious)

1.  Preaching with a large price tag dangling from my new suit. My co-pastor slipped me a note informing me of my gaffe mid-sermon but by then everyone knew that I was an idiot!

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Microwaves, Crockpots and Waiting on God

'Wait on the LordBe of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!"  Psalm 27:14

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Keeping the Faith...4 practical ways to help teens keep their faith long after they graduate

We've all read the scary statistics of teenagers who evacuate their Christian faith after they graduate from high school. I've read statistics as high as 85% and some as low as 50%. But regardless of the actual number all of us can agree that any is too many! We want as many of our teenagers' faith as possible to, not just survive, but to thrive long after they leave high school!

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7 simple ways to vastly improve your youth ministry program

I love youth leaders. And, although I get to train thousands of them all across the nation every year, one of my favorite things is learning from them. Many youth leaders have great and effective strategies that they're implementing to create the most impacting youth group programs possible. 

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A Case for Persuasion in Evangelism

"Therefore, because of the fear of the Lord, we persuade men."  2 Corinthians 5:11

"And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks."  Acts 18:4

"And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God."  Acts 19:8

"Agrippa replied to Paul, 'In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian."  Acts 26:28

Persuasion gets a bad rap, especially when it comes to evangelism. 

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Dear Pastor, Here are 5 things your youth leader wants (and needs) from you!

Long before I was full time with Dare 2 Share God blessed me with the privilege of being a church planter and preaching pastor. During this decade of local church ministry I was able to, not only lead a young man to Christ, but disciple him and watch him grow into the role of the full time youth pastor at our church. It was a joy to see a disciple make disciples who made disciples.

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10 signs you're about to get fired as the youth pastor

1.  You've ticked off the church treasurer...who is the sister-in-law to the head elder...who is brother to the pastor.

2.  You used the "pitched your tents" clip on Youth Sunday during your sermon and now a special meeting has been called.

3.  The pastor refers to you as the next ex-youth pastor in staff meeting.

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GREAT IDEA! The "Lost and Found" wall from Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky

After doing a Dare 2 Share One Day at Southeast Christian Church this last weekend we filmed a short video with youth leader, Trent Hensley, about a great idea they have in getting their teens to pray for their yet-to-be-reached friends.

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10 Reasons I'll always be a diehard Denver Broncos fan

1.  I'm from Denver and it's a thing here.

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How to be a Starter on "Team Jesus"

Getting on Team Jesus is simple. We put our faith in him and we are on the team!

Jesus put it this way in John 6:28,29, "Then they asked him, 'What must we do to do the works God requires?' Jesus answered, 'The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent”   John 6:28-29.

Salvation is a matter of trusting, not trying, believing, not achieving, and relying, not resolving. When we trust in Jesus, based on his finished work on the cross, we are signed up on his team...never to be kicked off by the Coach.

Yes, getting on Team Jesus is easy. But being a starter on his team takes 100% commitment. And, sadly, not every Christian is willing to pay that high price. And, if we're honest, there are times even the most committed of us have fallen grossly short of starting team requirements.

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About Me

Hi, I'm Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries. On this blog I share personal experiences about life, ministry, and how we are mobilizing teenagers across America to share their faith. I would love to connect with you. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook or join a move of God at Dare 2 Share.

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