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Youth Group as a Tribe

Every adolescent in the USA longs for community, belonging, and a sense of identity. Therefore, I am arguing that youth group needs to function as a tribe that is a safe and welcoming community and has a vibrant and distinct culture. Chris Folmsbee in A New Kind of Youth Ministry talks about this idea of “reculturing”. He suggest we need …

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Existentialism and Student Culture

I am in the business of TRYING to understand and relate to why students are the way they are. Every fiber of my being (partnered with the HS, of course) wants to convey the message of Calvary and the Kingdom of God in a way that connects, lands, and hits home. I am a firm believer that existentialism (endorsed by …

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