This is Shrek the sheep. He became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. Of course, during this time his fleece grew without anyone there to shorn (shave) it. When he was finally found and shaved, his fleece weighed an amazing sixty pounds! Most sheep have […]
It’s 11:11 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2013. I was just up working on a sermon that I will be sharing next week at Dakota Youth Camp. All I can think about today is how much of a trip youth ministry is. I’ve gotten and replied to upwards of 50 messages today. I know that […]
I’m an app-oholic. I admit… I’ve got well over 300 apps on my phone. Mind you, at least 150 of them are games (grin). But I do have kids, you know, and they borrow my phone a lot! At least that’s what I’m saying to make sense of all the game apps. Haha! Anyhow, here’s […]
Fashion matters. It influences the imagination and drives the way people uniquely represent themselves. The evolution of the women’s swimsuit is one place where there has been a visible shift away from modesty. In the current world of swimwear, small is often beautiful and less is considered more desirable. But designer and actress Jessica Rey […]
We love to pass on great free resources. Here’s one you worship leaders will not want to miss… All About Worship Collective 6 is a free worship compilation with accompanying downloadable chord charts. Collective 6 will only be available until September 24, 2013, so get it now. They partnered with Integrity Music and Centricity Music in providing several of the […]
Watch this original song by Landon, a NextGen student at Emmanuel Foursquare Church in Salina, KS. The inspiration for this song comes from the account of Peter going out of the boat to meet Jesus.
This past Winter / Spring my students and I went through the “Sticky Faith – Every Day” curriculum. I thought that I would give it a once-over on the NextGen blog here to give you a heads-up about it. Here are some pro’s and con’s about this series. Pro’s It is an 8-week series… that’s […]
After you’ve finished all the planning, and prepping, and praying (and perplexing?)… it’s time to sow into something else that will really last. Seeing the social feeds of NextGen leaders as they post pics with students, parents, and leaders over the 4th, and also making some memories of my own, I can’t help but reflect […]