CLB Youth

Shame on ME

Years ago when a student in school acted out or forgot to do something, the acceptable way to bring correction into that student’s life was to wear a dunce cap or to have them sit in the corner. While that treatment might have gotten the students attention, the treatment had a cost and the cost

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Options in Confirmation

I recently asked two different questions on the pastors Facebook page regarding confirmation. 1. What are you doing in regards to your confirmation program? 2. If you could change anything about your confirmation program, what would you change? I’m going to take a run at summing up what was shared and try to offer a

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Moving Beyond ME

This might be too much information….so if you don’t like disgusting things, skip to the next paragraph. A few months ago I was sick. I mean sicker than sick. I mean, I couldn’t keep anything in. Oh, did I mention it was a Wednesday night? It was, so what did that mean for me? It

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Embracing the Mess

Embracing the Mess 2.0 – A low-cost and disgustingly good time Please note: This post originally was made available in the summer of 2012 at http://clbnetwork.org/2012/08/13/embracing-the-mess/ The following is a slightly updated version of that post with new game ideas. I know a few of our churches do an annual disgusting messy event. When I

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Gospel or Gimmick?

All of us do certain things to pull teens in to our ministries? Right? I guess I could be wrong about that too, but that’s the hunch I’m going to run with. Maybe before I jump into where I’m going, I will ask if you remember the book “The Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry” by Doug Fields

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