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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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Enjoying Fellowship - Shaping Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families, Part 3

This is part 3 in this series of posts. If you haven’t already, please take time to read parts 1 and 2. Christ Redeemer Church wants to see God’s kingdom advance through the gospel of Jesus Christ for the Glory of God and the joy of all peoples. Under that broad vision, we want to see young people loving Jesus together with others who love Jesu...

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Loving Jesus - Shaping Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families, Part 2

This is part 2 in this series of posts. If you haven’t already, please take time to read part 1. Under the broad vision we have at Christ Redeemer to see God’s kingdom advance through the gospel of Jesus, we want to build our ministry to the youth and young adults in our midst upon several vision pillars. The first of which is directly related ...

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The Power of Companions

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” (Prov.13:20). “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals’” (1Cor.15:33).   “Nothing perhaps affects man’s character more than the company he keeps. We catch the ways and tone of those we live and talk with, and un...

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Shaping Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families, Part 1

As Christ Redeemer Church seeks to advance the kingdom of God, we want ministry to youth (12-14) and young adults (15-19) to cultivate their Christian maturity. We want to think of them not as “adolescents” drifting into adulthood, but, rather, as “apprentices” learning and pursuing the trade of Christian adulthood from those who have gone before th...

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The Right Kind of Accountability

Back in February, Tullian Tchividjian put up a couple posts on his regular blog over at The Gospel Coalition related to the downside of a specific kind of accountability among Christians. Of course, we need accountability: “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living Go...

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Michael Horton on the Message of the Bible

It’s important, I think, to be regularly reminded that the the Bible is not an instruction manual for life, or a flowchart for wise decision-making, or a guide for healthy relationships. It’s helpful to be reminded because the drift into that thinking is natural for many of us without gentle re-direction. “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it.” Many of ...

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