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Play Ball

Play Ball: Pitching your Best Ideas

Pitch Like a Closer With the start of baseball season I was reminded of a youth worker who was preparing to pitch her most impassioned ministry idea to her pastor. She asked for help organizing her thoughts and anticipating the pastor’s questions and concerns. We framed the presentation as a story, and like every good […]

Beyond Passion

Beyond Passion: Living a Crucified Life

It wasn’t that long ago that the evangelical world eagerly awaited the release of what was being lauded as “the greatest evangelistic tool of our time.” The anticipation built as a brilliant marketing campaign invited pastors and church leaders to pre-screen Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ movie, and its trailer spread virally online. An […]

Why Loving Young People...City Living

Why Loving Young People is like City Living

Greetings from Brooklyn, New York, the most populous borough in New York City. Birthplace of Jay-Z and the integration of Major League Baseball. And site of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War. If Brooklyn were its own city, it would be the fourth largest in America. My name is Jeremy Del Rio and I’m an addict — if you can call young people an addiction.  […]

Protest and Invest-Statement...Eviction Controversy

Protest and Invest: Statement on the NYC School/Church Eviction Controversy

Today’s post from Jeremy Del Rio is republished from his 20/20 Vision for Schools blog post.  Urban Youth Workers Institute is praying with the churches, pastors and congregations of New York City in their struggle to keep access to their church meeting spaces. MEDIA ADVISORY January 12, 2012 Contact: Jeremy Del Rio (347) 921-4426 20/20 Vision for […]