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Lesli van Milligen

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I work for Faith Formation Ministries and the Connections Project. I am also the Classis Toronto Youth Ministry Champion.

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The Power of Cross Pollination

Sometimes we resist cross pollination out of fear. Fear of losing our youth to another youth group. Fear of our children leaving the protective bubble. The problem, of course, is  the bubble works against resilience and spiritual confidence.

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Lessons From the Cracker Barrel

Whoever designed the first Cracker Barrel restaurant was a genius. Everything in that place screams, "Welcome, we’ve been expecting you!" We are invited to come in and rest our travel worn bones for awhile.

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The Blessing of Summer - Time for Recalibration

It can be tempting to fill volunteer spots and type schedules over the summer. But I've found that taking time to recalibrate can help us discover new ways of doing things and get excited for the year ahead. 

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Growing Young: Not Just a Fantasy

Rather than advising flashier technology or younger staff, Growing Young helps churches address some cross-cultural barriers that will produce deeper, more lasting change in their engagement with today’s youth. 

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The Blessings of Collaborative Learning Cohorts

So, why all of this emphasis on collaborative learning? And, why should those of us who have been let down by “group” work try it now? Here are 6 compelling reasons for churches to consider peer learning groups.

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Enough Room for Everyone

When I picture that mic stand, I'm reminded of Jesus’ intentional endeavor to enfold the least, the last, the lost, and the little. It may seem like that spot was only significant to our friend, but to be honest, it meant a lot to me too.

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Coffee Time: Keep or Toss? 3 Ways to Form Faith During Coffee Hour

For most churches, the thought of not having a "coffee" gathering time after worship would be unthinkable. And yet, how often do we ask how effective this time is in forming the faith of all who attend? 

Faith NurtureYouth Ministry
  • Thanks for your feedback, Mark.  I hear what  you are saying and I will have to give this some thought.  Words matter.   I do resonate with the idea of opportunity for the whole congregation to...

  • Thanks for sharing about what you are doing in your ministry, Albert.  It shows a sensitivity to your students.

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