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Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 8

In prior weeks we have focused on the first ten principles: Youthwork is – Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic, Holistic, Bible Based, Experiential and … [Read more...]

How to Pastor When You Have to Report Child Abuse

I’m glad to have this guest post from Dr. Ryan Darrow, a pastor with a professional counseling ministry. With a look of panic Eve yelled at me, “You did WHAT?” This statement, along with a Lil … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 6

In prior weeks we have focused on the first seven principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic and Holistic. This week we move onto two more … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 7

In prior weeks we have focused on the first nine principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic, Holistic, Bible Based, Experiential. This week … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 199 You Make Beautiful Things

It’s the last night of Texas Youth Academy and I have this song rolling around in my head. The song is called “Beautiful Things” by the band Gungor. Some of the lyrics are: All this … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 198 Social Justice and Poverty

This afternoon at Texas Youth Academy we explored the issue of poverty in America. Students and adults had a chance to role-play the experience of navigating public transportation and grocery shopping … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 197 Planning Worship

One of the things we do at Texas Youth Academy is have the youth plan and lead worship services. My group led worship last night in the style of “high church.” Complete with pipe organ … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 196 New Creation and Social Justice

This morning our first plenary speaker was Rev. Matt Stone on the subject of New Creation at a macro level. Among other things, Rev. Stone made reference to “thin places” of the earth, … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 195 Resurrection

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Project 365: Day 194 Church Under the Bridge Austin

This morning, Texas Youth Academy went to Church Under the Bridge in Austin for worship. We arrived empty-handed with the assignment to “go meet people and listen to their stories.” This … [Read more...]

Mission Week 2014!

The second week in July has become a tradition at Saint Luke for the youth to serve in mission.  This is the second year that we have done a local mission week to serve Sanford and our surrounding … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 192 Passion TYA Day 5

The topic today at Texas Youth Academy is the Passion. We often think of “passion” to mean things like love, devotion, strong feelings. The word actually means “suffering” or … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 191 Incarnation – TYA day 4

Our plenary professor, Dr. Natalie Carnes of Baylor University, taught us today on Incarnation. The scandal of the cross was preceded by another scandal – “the scandal of the … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 190 Creation – Texas Youth Academy Day 3

Today’s plenary session was on Creation. If I had to pick only ONE key point to pass on, I would say that “complex, important topics need to be talked about a lot and in more than one … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 189 Texas Youth Academy Day 2

Today was a day filled with gifted teachers and preachers: Worship and singing happen both inside and outside of Lois Perkins Chapel during Texas Youth Academy. A lot: The Spirit is at work, … [Read more...]

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