Bursting The Bubble Of The Christian Sub-Culture

By: Mark Etheridge When you walk into a Christian bookstore, you've probably noticed all of the “Christian” merchandise the store offers. Perhaps you were even surprised at what all they did offer. As you make your way up and down the aisles, you will notice a variety of t-shirts, CDs, books, bumper stickers, or even … Continue reading Bursting The Bubble Of The Christian Sub-Culture

Bible Study: Authentic Christianity

I John 3:1-10 This passage shows that when you grasp the love of Christ for you, it changes your identity, and compels you to live differently. Fundamentally when you become a child of God, your relationship and practice of sin changes! You now because of Jesus have the power over sin, and the ability to … Continue reading Bible Study: Authentic Christianity

The Point of Christianity

Paul had enough morality to keep him out of trouble, but not enough righteousness to get him into Heaven. He was a Pharisee and knew the Law as much as anyone. Paul seemed fine outwardly, but there was nothing inwardly. “Don’t fall in love with the performance or the practice of Christianity, but fall in love … Continue reading The Point of Christianity

Bible Study: The Truths about Hell

Luke 16:19-31 This is one of Jesus's most popular parables. It is the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Lazarus was a beggar and the rich man was in fact rich (since that is what the parable calls him). He had money, and he would not give to Lazarus. Lazarus would beg, and the … Continue reading Bible Study: The Truths about Hell

Bible Study: The Great White Throne Judgment

Revelation 20:11-15: Here we have John writing while on the Isle of Patmos. He is writing about the visions that God has shown him. Here, he gets an incredible glimpse of the Great White Throne judgment. Now, the Bible speaks of two specific judgments. The Judgment seat of Christ. This is where the saved are … Continue reading Bible Study: The Great White Throne Judgment

4 Thoughts to keep students in church after graduation

I blogged a while back about keeping students in church after graduation. You can check it out here. Last week, the topic of discussion from our youth pastor fellowship was about transitioning into the student ministry and out of the student ministry. We discussed several ideas, and it seems that we can boil down to … Continue reading 4 Thoughts to keep students in church after graduation

Reasons to try and hire interns in your student ministry

As ministry goes, we are in need of more leaders and even sometimes interns to help us effectively do student ministry! Last summer was one of the busiest summers of my entire life. I was juggling moving into a new home, planning for camp, other trips and activities, helping with vacation Bible school, planning a … Continue reading Reasons to try and hire interns in your student ministry