Tag: Resources

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Being Made New

There is change happening in the church.  Maybe it’s a new awareness…perhaps it’s a new reformation…I’m not sure what to call it.  But something is different.  There are new conversations taking place.  There are new questions being asked.  When I enter into conversations with those who do ministry alongside young people and their families, the ...

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Introducing: The Network App!

We’re really excited about this! Today, the Network introduces our new mobile app!  For both the Android and Apple (iOS) platforms, this app is awesome! Features include! A “live” events calendar Direct feed of the Network blog A directory of Network leadership A media library Network News A “prayer wall.”  Post prayer requests, and respond! ...

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Extravaganza + Academy Award = Awesome!

Q:  “So what did you do at the Extravaganza this year?” A:  “Learned a lot…experienced spiritual renewal…connected with peers…oh yeah, hung out with an academy award nominee.” I blogged a couple of months ago about the documentary called “Inocente,” which we will be screening on Sunday afternoon at the Extravaganza.  It is the story of ...

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Who We Are

In the last couple of weeks of November, we did a demographic survey of our Network members.  We e-mailed our members, inviting them to take the online survey sometime over a period of two weeks.  We had a good response to the invitation.  Our response rate was 52%. There are two reasons we did the ...

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3TC Archive Moves to YouTube

Hey there! So we learned something new this week!  The word “Archive” doesn’t always mean “archive.” We’ve built up a pretty cool history of 3rdTuesday Conversations in the last 2.5 years.  There are great resources waiting for folks to to tap into.  Our list of 3TC guests includes: Shawn Small on storytelling Janelle Miller, Tom ...

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CYF Internships: A Snapshot

In the past 6 weeks or so, we’ve done an online survey of Network members asking about how people use interns in their children, youth and family ministry.  The results of these surveys, while I wouldn’t call them ‘statistically significant,’ have been interesting and seemed worth sharing. Please note that this survey was not referring ...

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Lookin’ for a Little Help

The Network is looking for someone who is willing to take on the role as a liaison to advertisers for the Connect Journal.  This volunteer role is very important.  Our approach to how we handle “business” mirrors our philosophy on ministry:  We are relational.  We believe in developing relationships with our friends have have resources ...

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Resource Resource

Please allow me to introduce Shannon Savage-Howie. Shannon is the youth minister at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California.  She is awesome.  She has served on the Extravaganza planning team in the last few years.  Most importantly she is married to Robert, and is the mother of Declan, and housemate of Boomer, a ...

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I Didn’t Know That Was On There!

I hear it actually all of the time.  Somebody will send me a question about a ministry topic, or perhaps about a resource, and I’ll drop back a quick note to them and say “you should check out _______________’s talk from the Extravaganza a couple of years ago…there was some stuff said there that I ...