This was a short video put together by Paul Sun for UYWI with interviews of Susie Kook and Peter Watts who both do ministry in different parts of Los Angeles on why they do urban youth ministry. It’s very encouraging and I hope you take 6 minutes and 52 seconds out of your day to […]
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!! Tycean is now home (he came home early last week) and apparently he’s doing okay, but there will be more follow-up surgeries in the future. Again, thanks for your prayers and as you think of the Martin family in the future, continue to keep baby Tycean in your prayers.
I love Napoleon Dynamite. I saw it and saw it again and laughed and laughed. Now this was a few years ago.. when it came out and was far more relevant. Just today, I ran across a “dating” series from globalyouthministry.org using references to the characters from ND and it’s kind of Kara Powell’s Good […]
Larry Acosta spoke at the Newsong Church in Tustin, CA during a pop culture series entitled “iPop” and the recorded message is available from the UYWI website. It’s a 80MB Quicktime file ready to be downloaded and played on your computer or your iPod. It took me about 7 minutes to download it on a […]
Larry informed me that two of our youth workers in Seattle, Bobby and Kimi Martin, just had a baby Wednesday, November 8th at 10:08 pm. Tycean Emmanuel Arthur Martin weighed in at 7 lbs, 19.5 in. He was born with a heart condition and has his first surgery this Thursday at 7am PST(tomorrow!). Please pray […]
I ran across a pretty decent article on discipleship by Lacrae (who is slated to perform at UYWI07) on the Reach Records website. Apparently it’s dated too because the article is almost a year old, but it was new to me. It was encouraging and I think it’s a good read if you’d like some […]
Prayer to Be Reckoned With 13-15Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgivenâ€”healed inside […]
Youth ministers are seeking clues in the results of a new survey of teens and the church, which shows a spiritual longing that is often not fulfilled. By SONJA STEPTOE It’s a question nearly as old as the Testaments: How can church leaders forge a lasting bond with young people? Youth ministers seeking clues will […]
The inaugural issue of The Journal of Student Ministries is out. I got an email letting me know the site was up. In the email there is a reference to an article by Bart Campolo on Hell, but I don’t see it online. Bummer. I was looking forward to reading it.
e-mailed in by a youth worker: I have a question for you. I’m doing Young Life. We have the school is about 15 percent minority, and Young Life is about 40 percent minority. The problem is that the 40 percent of the minority kids are really hood, the type that throw balls during the talk […]
I could use some help. Back in late May 2006, I had a teen, who is a regular, threaten another teen that he would “shoot him” if he didn’t leave his brother alone. The other teen is a regular and was angry at this guy’s brother, probably at the little brother’s instigation. I was not […]
because this is the first post, I wanted to promote other bloggers within our network for the blogs they have. Rudy Carrasco, Jeremy Del Rio, John Lewis, John Liotti, Scott McLane, Max Torres, Noel Castellanos, Abner Ramos, John Teter, Joshua Trujillo, and Bart Campolo. Forgive me if I forgot anyone. I’m sure tons of folks […]