Touching The Community You Serve

Touching The Community You Serve

Every church is physically placed in a neighborhood to be salt, an agent that preserves, and light, a voice of God-consciousness. As youth leaders, we are privileged to work with youth to develop supportive communities as they journey through adolescence. It is...
Using XP3 in an Urban Environment, Part 3: Parent CUEs

Using XP3 in an Urban Environment, Part 3: Parent CUEs

Like many, I used to have the attitude that only “some” of my parents would ever truly be drawn into what we were doing. Then I realized something vital: If I wanted to partner with parents then I had to act like an actual partner. In other words just handing out...
3 Parenting Questions for Virginia Ward

3 Parenting Questions for Virginia Ward

I am grateful this week to share a three-question interview with my friend Virginia Ward. Virginia is a mother of two and urban youth ministry veteran on the East Coast. Virginia serves with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Black Campus Ministries as the New England...
5 Ways To Communicate With A Diverse Audience In Mind

5 Ways To Communicate With A Diverse Audience In Mind

As the country continues to evolve and advance in its innovation and technological efforts, our nation seems to be “browning” more and more every day. This means that churches everywhere are beginning to evolve. This evolution includes programming, branding,...