This is a spoken word piece by Nick Vitellaro. He says… I wrote this piece because I wanted to address the topic of pornography and addiction. A priority from the start was to be real, raw, and relatable. The best way to do this was to share my story, but I wanted to do it […]
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As a father of four daughters, I really dig this video from Grammy award winning Christian artist, Jamie Grace. She’s currently studying to go into student ministry. This video will fit in nicely to the Asterisk message series we’re currently in the middle of right now at New Life NextGen. Maybe you’ll find a place […]
We love sharing free resources that we think will be useful in your ministries. In Helping Parents Connect, Doug Franklin outlines how parents can be involved in their students’ mission trips before, during, and after the trip. This tool is designed to help parents grow with their kids through their missions experience. What a great download […]
You’ve probably heard the talk. Teenagers are reportedly leaving Facebook and Twitter in droves and moving to more “parent-less” social networks. That was working with Instagram for a while… but now Mom and Dad and Gramma are joining Instagram, too. So… teenagers looking for anonymity are moving over to Snapchat, a free app/service which allows teens to […]
Last week I wrote about how I spent my recent snow days. This week I got to endure a different type of special day: I had a sick day. Actually, I had a few of them. I’m still not all back together from this one as I write. Whether you like it or not, sick days […]
Last month, I launched a student ministry web site for the new youth group at our church, New Life NextGen. You can view it here. I created it free through WordPress.com! I like WordPress a lot. I’ve used it to build our district site at GatewayFoursquare.org, my family site at elevatingageneration.org and, well… this site. And […]
Have you ever considered doing a “Laundry Love” outreach in your city? Don’t know about the Laundry Love Project? LLP’s are regular opportunities to help people who are struggling financially by assisting them with doing their laundry. Relationships are built, and LLP’s become small communities of common concern in which participants often find that they receive […]