CLB Youth

Ministry and Broken Homes

Ministry and Broken Homes from Church of the Lutheran Brethren on Vimeo. My parents just celebrated their 41st anniversary, so for myself growing up, I had a very traditional family. On top of that, looking back, I would estimate that 80% of my friends’ families came from similar family systems. But, the reality today is the students

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Book Review: Sticky Faith Launch Kit

Book Review: Sticky Faith Launch Kit About three years ago I read Sticky Faith and fell in love with its offerings and suggestions to push back against the trends that happen with students in our churches dropping out from them after High School. Following that first interaction, I used the 5-session parenting class several times and found it to be

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An Open Letter to Parents

by Mark Johannesen An Open Letter to Parents If I had to write a thesis paper on youth ministry, I would make it a paper about parents and the church. In all my years of working with students I have consistently seen the value that a parent has in passing on their faith to their

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Divided: The Movie

By Mark Johannesen Hi everyone, A little late night dialogue is on my mind… I was encouraged to watch the film “Divided” (www.dividedthemovie.com) and give my feedback on it. I’ll make the same invite to anyone else who cares about youth ministry. -The director inferred that to think biblically means you believe in a young earth. I’m not sure

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