Here is my quick review of the last Group Magazine sent out.
Something I liked: Doug Fields’ voices article on the “power of non-significance” was excellent. I love to create “remember when” moments with my kids (hey Mark you remember when we wiped out on the sky slope together…). Doug talks a lot about the importance of presence in our kids’ lives — awesome stuff.
???: Steve Argue’s voices article “gospel = good news” had a great title. But as I started reading it I was going “Huh?” more than “O — I get it.” When I got close to the end of the article I got what he was trying to communicate but it took a little while to get there.
Key Statement: Duffy Robbins said, “In over 30 years of youth ministry I’ve discovered it’s relatively easy to get teenagers to say yes to Jesus. What’s difficult is getting them to say no to those things in their lives that have nothing to do with Jesus.”
Creative idea: Brenda Seefeldt article, “Growing a Youth ministry that looks a lot like your church” had some great thoughts as well as practical ideas in it. I sent her an email for one of her brain-storm ideas she talked about in the article and she sent it to me in just a couple days — thx Brenda for being such a great resource.