Yesterday I was sitting on the plane next to a man who espoused the beliefs of "The Way International", a cult started by Victor Paul Wierwille in 1942. This hard core group of men and women reject the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity, have a skewed view of Jesus and the Holy Spirit and have been accused by many former members of using high pressure tactics to keep their followers committed.
*This is a video AWANA produced for a national training conference they were doing a few years back. My prayer is that it encourages you as you watch it. Maybe consider showing it to your adult volunteers in your youth ministry to encoruage them as well!
*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.