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Pursuing Maturity and its Challenges - Shaping Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families,

Finally... the last post in this series. If you haven’t already, please take time to read the previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. This is the last entry for this series on what we hope will shape our church ministry to young people - roughly 12-18 years old - along with their families. I’ve been sketching t...

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Rejoicing in God’s Design for Manhood and Womanhood - Shaping Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and T

This is part 8 in this series of posts. If you haven’t already, please take time to read the previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. As Christians, we hope to engage with the culture around us. While we may be tempted either to indulge in the culture, or, to isolate ourselves from it, we want to avoid those two ditches for the sa...

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Spreading the Gospel - Shaping Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families, Part 7

This is part 7 in this series of posts. If you haven’t already, please take time to read the previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. At one point our Congregational Affirmation of Faith states that “God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.&rdqu...

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Delighting in Scripture and Praying in the Spirit - Shaping Ministry Youth, Young Adults and Their F

This is part 6 in this series of posts. If you haven’t already, please take time to read the previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.   Two more vision pillars on which we’ll aim to build our church’s ministry to both young people and their parents have to do with the Bible and prayer - delighting in Scripture and Pray...

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Growing in the Church-Home Partnership - Shaping Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families

This is part 5 in this series of posts. If you haven’t already, please take time to read parts 1, 2, 3, and 4   As I’ve mentioned in the previous posts, we hope to build the youth and young adult ministry of Christ Redeemer Church on top of several vision pillars. The fourth one (in no particular order, by the way) has to do...

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Thriving in the Church - Shaping Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families, Part 4

This is part 4 in this series of posts. If you haven’t already, please take time to read parts 1, 2, and 3. Not only do we want to see young people enjoying the benefits of biblical fellowship together with their peers and families, but we also want to see them flourishing in the local church as contributors to its mission. We want young men and young...

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