What to do Before Your Kids Leave Home

In an interview with Marilyn Stewart in December 2013, Nancy Pearcy, author of Total Truth and Saving Leonardo, describes the importance of providing a place to doubt and wrestle through tough questions and how that relates to why many youth lose their once-affirmed Christian convictions after they leave home. In Saving Leonardo I describe a … Continue reading What to do Before Your Kids Leave Home

4 Minute Highlight Video of the 2013 Creekstone Youth Retreat!

Check out this 4-minute highlight video of the 2013 Creekstone Youth Retreat, produced by Matthew "Fish" Luke. Thanks to Graham Sibley for organizing and leading the weekend, as well as to the worship team, speaker and college volunteers who served us so well. Student response has been amazing, with one of our guests commenting on … Continue reading 4 Minute Highlight Video of the 2013 Creekstone Youth Retreat!

Give Up the Gimmicks: A New (Old) Way to Disciple Youth

I just across a book, Give Up the Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry From an Entertainment Culture, that echos a need for youth ministry that I have sensed for quite a while. Here is a blurb from the author, Brian Cosby: "All too often, youth programs have turned to entertainment-driven models of ministry in order to … Continue reading Give Up the Gimmicks: A New (Old) Way to Disciple Youth