Author Archives: Mark Johannesen

Your Youth Ministry Voice

Youth Blog – Your Youth Ministry Voice from Church of the Lutheran Brethren on Vimeo. For the last ten years I’ve been serving the CLB on a part time basis doing youth ministry communications on behalf of our church family and for the benefit primarily of our youth workers. I enjoy writing blog posts, pointing

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Bait and Switch

Here’s a bit of what’s up in my life. After a fabulous 6 years serving in Southern Minnesota my family has moved to the Fargo/Moorhead area to begin a new season of ministry. As I began, I recognized that one of my first priorities aside from understanding the various ministry roles that I get to

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Splash N Dash 2016

  All students are invited to return to Wisconsin Dells this summer for Splash&Dash. S&D is a 30-hour getaway at the Dells in partnership with several of our sister churches. We meet at 5 pm in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where we will stay for the night. While there, we will enjoy dinner, a large group

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2016 Youth Workers Continuing Education

Youth Workers Continuing Education, Fergus Falls MN – July 16, 2016 Intense attention has been devoted to the realization that many, if not most, of our students are leaving active faith when they graduate high school, even those who were deeply involved and invested in youth ministry. In addition to that, we know that even our

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The Exit

After a few months of exploring options my family chose to change the school that our daughter attends from a public school to a Christian school. I’ve always been pro-public school, and I still am, but this time I’m at a crossroad with our local school system, and my daughter is very much on the

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