*Taken from a blog I wrote a few years back for my good friend Jonathan McKee.
Here are some Lead THE Cause alumni who put into practice what they learned during our summer week-long "camp with a cause!"
At Lead THE Cause they mastered the core evangelism training, learned how to pray, pursue and persuade then began the 4 Chair Disicipling process!
Here is the result...
As a youth leader or parent it can be difficult to know how to help our teenagers process through something as tragic as a school shooting. But when tramautic events happen, like what happened at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, it provides an opportunity to speak into their lives in a deep and meaningful way.
What happened at Umpqua Community College was at a level of malevolence beyond any earthly explanation or solution. Like a river of magma underneath the earth's crust, unimaginable evil burst forth yesterday. Tragically, it's eruption extinguished ten precious lives and devastated countless others.
1. Announce you're changing the name of the church to "The Journey with Jesus Church of the Wide Open Door" without running it through committee first.
Check out the SALT curriculm that equips teenagers to
engage their friends in Gospel Conversations.
You've heard the mantra, "Go big or go home."These five words represent the 'merican way of pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps (just what is a boostrap anyway?) and making it happen with a red, white and blue mixture of boldness and bravado. We drink Big Gulps, eat super-sized fries, watch Super Bowls and go to mega churches.
Because that's the way we roll.
But Jesus had a different way of rolling. His wasn't "Go big or go home!" It was "Go deep or go home."