Striking Out Challenges: Phillies, Faith, and Community Outreach

Posted on Jul 9, 2024

Growing Up with the Phillies and a Grandfather’s Wisdom  I grew up watching the Philadelphia Phillies with my grandfather, who was also a long-time pastor in our town. The home runs were always fun to watch, but I really enjoyed watching players like Chase Utley on second base! The catch on second, pivot, and throw […]

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Maximize Your Mission Trip!

Posted on Jun 3, 2024

Guest blogger Amy Niemann does youth and children’s ministry at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plymouth, MN. She served on staff at Lutheran Youth Encounter and is a long-time Quake attendee and donor. Amy can be reached at [email protected].  Summertime for most church youth leaders includes at least one mission trip of immersive service experience. […]

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Strength in Numbers: The Power of Collective Efforts in Youth Ministry

Posted on Apr 22, 2024

Guest blogger Travis Deans has been a workshop leader at the Pittsburgh Quake. He is founder of  9 Month Missions Trip, and pretty much a networking guru!    Why is youth ministry best done in collaboration with a group of adult leaders? Here are ten answers:    #1 We share the same burning passion to see students […]

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7 Faith Activities for Youth to Engage Your Group

Posted on Dec 21, 2023

7 Faith Activities for Youth to Engage Your Group Are you struggling to keep your youth group members engaged? Know you’re not alone. Many leaders have difficulty juggling diverse interests, combating distractions, and brainstorming ideas that resonate with today’s youth. But you shouldn’t let this discourage you. Going beyond conventional faith activities for youth can […]

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