In my weekly blog post here at Gateway NextGen, I often write of times of personal victory. When I’ve done it right. I often write about when I’ve struggled but usually I end the post with how the struggle made me stronger. I try to be encouraging with my writing and I try to set […]
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I’ve been a Ragamuffin for a long time now. Ragamuffin being “a reader of Carlos Whittaker’s Ragamuffin Soul blog. You might know Carlos as a worship leader/musician, or the father of the “Single Ladies Kid”. But I think of Carlos most fondly as a father just sharing his heart. That’s why I love his blog. It’s […]
For your next parent meeting… who’s got the goods?!
I snapped this pic of my kids at the park Sunday afternoon. A little perspective changes things, doesn’t it? Think about it… • Hearing a song from your youth and thinking to yourself, “THAT’s what that song was about. Oh, boy! How did I miss that?” • Coming back from a misions trip to a third world country […]
I plan to jump right back into this conclusion without much definition or discussion, so if you would like to understand the scope of this discussion please read parts one and two. So we have defined 3 types of youth worship team. They are broad groups for sure. That is, there could be hundreds of […]
Earlier this month, on August 17, Friday Night Alive, a youth ministry outreach, and Foursquare’s New Song Church, hosted an amazing, FREE giant slip-n-slide & outdoor movie night event in Bismarck, ND. There were roughly 300 people who came out! This video shows a snippet of the activities… Check out a student’s blog about the event here. […]
The statistics of the challenges that teenagers in America face are hard to believe and understand. A common response we get is, “I never knew” or “How did it get this way?” The simple answer is there is no hope apart from Christ. The solution in a spiritual one. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is […]