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Thank You!

This morning I turned on my phone and had a message from Facebook. I know you are as shocked by that as I was! Sure you were, or not. But this message was letting me know that James Campau, one of my genuine friends, not just a fb friend was celebrating a birthday today! I doubt that [...]

By |2016-11-14T22:19:59-06:00August 16th, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

Let’s Go Fishing!

Several Saturdays ago I loaded 3 of my kids  in the car, threw in some fishing poles and snacks, and took off to meet another family at a large farm pond for a day of fishing.  Many fish were caught!  I would like to tell you that we caught fish on every cast, but that [...]

By |2016-11-14T22:19:59-06:00May 2nd, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

How Much is That Pie?

FUNDRAISER!!! Just typing that word made me cringe, and it probably made most of you quit reading! The fundraiser is one of the necessary evils of youth ministry. Universities don’t spend much time teaching you about fundraisers while preparing you for the ministry but they are a regular part of every youth ministry. This past [...]

By |2016-11-14T22:20:00-06:00February 23rd, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

How Do We Worship?

Worship has become such a loaded topic in churches everywhere.  What comes to mind when someone asks about the worship at your church?  Most likely it is what kind of songs you sing on Sunday morning.  That is the first thing that comes to mind for most anyone.  All of us who have been in [...]

By |2016-11-14T22:20:00-06:00February 16th, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments