Enjoying the Journey

Ideas for Keeping Yourself Fresh

Living on the road can be a challenge. In fact, life itself is a challenge! The duties and demands of every day. The pull and pressure of people. It is so easy for all of us to grow weary…to let our souls grow stale. How do you stay fresh? Apply these simple ideas today… Read! Books keep your mind working. Draw from many wells and there will always be a fresh supply of truths to meditate on. Spend time with those who sharpen you. Recently I had the privilege to spend some time with a pastor who ministered to me. In fact, after a busy season of preaching I actually left feeling refreshed instead of drained! Sincere conversation with a…

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A Special Announcement & New Resources

tools to evangelize, encourage, equip strengthening believers through helpful resources

At the end of this post I have a special announcement to make and a number of free resources to offer you. Permit me to explain why this is on my heart… The battle is real and our Captain has given us weapons with which to fight. Scripture teaches that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds” (2 Cor. 10:4). Spiritual weapons are few and all-sufficient. We have the truth of the Word of God (Eph. 6:17), the power of the Holy Spirit (Zech. 4:6), and the indwelling Christ (Rom. 8:37). Nothing can substitute for these weapons. However, the believer is not only embroiled in a war, he is also engaged in…

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Conducting An Effective Youth Rally

The youth rally is not the entire youth ministry, but it is a component part. Like summer camp or Vacation Bible School it serves as an emphasis on the things you are trying to teach young people every week. Most people believe that if you have pizza, interesting props, and prizes to give away you have all this is needed for a good youth rally. There should be much more! I am in youth rallies frequently and have seen many rallies done well and a few that were not as effective as they could have been. Here are a few suggestions… Determine the purpose of the youth rally. What are you rallying them to? Determine the destination early. Is it…

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