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“I want to go with you.”

Annie is my hero for endless reasons. She has always said that God’s principal message to humanity is, “I want to go with you.” Annie embodies this message better than anyone I know. This week has been a heavy week for Young Life in Indianapolis. A freshman student who was involved with Young Life at […]

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genuine |ˈjenyo͞oin| truly what something is said to be; authentic:   One of the best parts of my current role in Young Life is that I get to work with folks in small towns, suburbs and urban settings. I get to work with high school students, college students, parents, administrators, CEO’s, YL staff. I get […]

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Words Matter Part 2

Words matter. Feedback fits with Partner and implies aligned desires/goals Evaluation fits with Boss and implies misaligned desires/goals feedback |ˈfēdˌbak| 1 information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement. evaluation |iˌvalyo͞oˈāSHən| the making of a judgment about the amount, number, or value of something; […]

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Right thinking. Right living.

ortho- |ˈɔrθoʊ| 1 • right; correct: orthodoxy 2 Christian orthodoxies: doctrine, belief, conviction, creed, dogma, credo, theory, tenet, teaching. praxis |ˈpraksəs| noun formal practice, as distinguished from theory: the gap between theory and praxis, text and world.   I have spent the last 9 years working on the completion of my Masters of Arts in […]

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Words Matter

“I don’t even know what I am supposed to call them in this politically correct world we live in” Translation: “It is too inconvenient for me to learn how to treat others with respect, so I won’t bother trying.”   When uttered by the power group (generally able bodied, heterosexual, wealthy, white males) the term […]

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Thoughts on Strategic Plans

A few thoughts on strategic plans: Strategic plans are detrimental if they become an elusive arrival point. Organizations and plans should be dynamic. Strategic plans must allow for a change of course without it feeling like a failure.   Strategic plans are detrimental if they don’t acknowledge that to prioritize something inherently something else must drop […]

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For Young Life Staff

Stop wasting your time with perfectly formatted Microsoft Publisher newsletters that will likely never be read by anyone except your most devoted fans anyway.

Start answering this question with a story

A story that is;




Aware of the audience and setting


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Embracing the ing

More specifically I am leery when someone says they have learned something.

This is one of the (many) things that 12 step programs got right. No one is a recovered alcoholic they are forever a recovering alcoholic.

Scripture talks about “Being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory.” We are being transformed. It is a process and that is okay.

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