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What is gossip? "We gossip when we talk about someone, rather than directly to him. Two people move closer to each other at the expense of the gossiped-about party, who is focused on in a...


As of Thursday, November 8, 2018, after talking with Pastor Chad and the HWC Board, I have submitted my resignation as an assistant pastor at Hayward Wesleyan Church. The hope is to finish out...

F. A. R. F. // Family, Academics, Recreation, and Friends

A couple of years ago we were teaching the high school students how to engage in basic conversational skills. Then we had them practice on middle school students that same evening! The goal was...

Overview of the Five Thresholds

The Five Thresholds The Five Thresholds is training material on disciple-making from InterVarsity college ministries. This is what IV has to say about the Five Thresholds: "This is the journey of how people tend to explore faith....

Student Information Half-Sheets

I'm always trying to make signing up for things as efficient as possible, but in order to communicate with our youth group participants and their parents, I need accurate, up-to-date information. So there has...

Blue Collar God / White Collar God by Terry Esau

Terry Esau is a fantastic writer. I just love analogies and metaphors and parables and stories that seek to describe the human condition and the divine conspiracy in this world. Stories have a way...

How Can We Encourage Our Kids?

Children need encouragement. Sure they need correction from time to time (okay, maybe a lot!), but they need lots and lots of encouragement as well. And sometimes in the grind of life where all it...

Understanding Approaches in Ministry

This article first appeared at Wesleyan Kids on September 17, 2013 I’m noticing various approaches in ministry lately. Traditional, contemporary or blended worship services. Seeker sensitive, holy huddles, and house churches. Chronological Bible storytelling, series-based,...

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life

source mamiverse.com

Dear Parents, It’s Okay to Discipline Your Children

This article first appeared at Wesleyan Kids on November 21, 2013 Dear Parents, I’m concerned about a disturbing trend I’m seeing happening more and more: parents are not disciplining their children (both young and old) when...

Lifeguards: A Parable about the Presence of Authority

This article first appeared at Wesleyan Kids on December 9, 2013 There is a municipal water park in Spokane, WA that my daughters like to frequent when we visit my in-laws. It’s a really neat...

Some Tips on Germs and Working with Kids

This article first appeared at Wesleyan Kids on January 11, 2014 My body encountered a strain of strep that it had never seen before and it knocked me down for a week prior to Christmas....

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