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Parents Worst Nightmare by Clint Thomas

A parent’s worst nightmare is upon us! “SUMMER VACATION.” The fear of inactivity, lack of supervision and a realistic concern that tweens and teens will remain in vegetative, media-induced hypnotism all summer is just beginning to haunt their minds — not to mention the potential of high risk behavior. THE STATISTICS SHOW As educators, counselors and principals, the concern for our students’ well-being, retention of values,...

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Thoughts from 30,000 Feet in the Air by Carl Crispin

I love staring out the window of the airplane as we cruise at 30,000 feet, looking down on the clouds. It gives me a sense of being closer to God and I always sense His power, His peace and His greatness when I’m looking out at the wonder of His creation. 321 Improv spends a lot of time on planes and it’s a great place...

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School Lunch Strategies? by Gresham Hill

School Lunch Strategies (SLS) is a term we’ve coined to describe a very focused but effective method of building student and administrative relationships, growing your student ministry, and reaching more people for Christ. The strategy is simple – require your student leaders to go to a different school at least once a week within a certain radius of your church and eat lunch with the...

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Growing Student Ministry by Gresham HIll

Whether you’re the senior pastor or simply a member of a church, you probably care a great deal about the young people in your local community. How can we reach those that go nowhere to church? How can we grow our student ministry? How can we excite our students to reach their friends with the Gospel? I’ve had the privilege of serving thousands of student...

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Your Goal Is Not The High Priced Speaker by Gresham Hill

I get paid to give people the speaker, athlete, or entertainer they want. Currently, I’m pursuing Chip and Joanna Gaines, Mark Wahlberg, and Mike Rowe under my talent acquisition company, Gresham Hill, Inc. With our ministry, Reach Your City, I often help people bring in Bob Goff, David Nasser, or MAZE. But there is a consistent problem with the work that I do. The problem...

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Pure Worship Institute Returning to the Week-long Format

Just in time for its 10th Anniversary, Pure Worship Institute is making some exciting new changes. After sampling more of a conference vibe in 2016, the school of worship is now returning to the week-long format it began back in 2008. In addition, there is a fresh focus on youth and young adults for 2017. “We’re, excited,” Pure Worship Institute founder, Jeff Deyo, remarked, “because...

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Lord of the Promise – Thoughts from Jeff Deyo

Here’s the big question. Who is Lord of the promise? Me or God? Wait for it… OK so this is a bigger issue than we think. There are over 8,000 promises in the Bible, and the question is, who is responsible to make them come to pass? Us or God? Obviously—just like with every Sunday School question—the answer is clearly, J.E.S.U.S. Unfortunately, however, even though we...

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What’s Up with Kay Dodd?

Valentine’s whisked by along with the first two months of the year already on the books.  We think of Valentine’s as a time to celebrate LOVE…typically only as a time to spend with our spouse or significant other; however, for Kay Dodd, she spent her last two Valentine’s with the Queen of Clean, Chonda Pierce.    In 2015, Kay was blessed with the opportunity to attend a retreat for...

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Worship Live Records 2017 Album

Worship Live performed a live recording of their third album since 2013 during North Central chapel sessions Jan. 24 through 27. Worship Live, a worship team made up of North Central students and recent graduates, has been hard at work since the fall to pull off the recording. See full article HERE. By Kathryn Hoffland

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“Believe” Partners with Smith Global Media & Power of 3

“I am delighted to team with Billy Dickson, Ryan O’Quinn, and the passionate team behind Believe…We are extremely excited to bring wholesome family entertainment appealing to every genre, to audiences everywhere, this holiday season” said Harry Smith,  owner of Smith Global Media.  Believe opens in theaters on December. 2. Read more HERE.

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Slugs & Bugs Garners Second Dove Nomination

The Gospel Music Association has announced nominees for the 2016 Dove Awards. Sing the Bible with Slugs and Bugs (Volume 2) is honored to have been nominated in the Children’s Album of the Year category. Since 1970 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Allen Arena on the campus of...

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October Travel for Comedian Kay Dodd

Kay Dodd’s  travels led her to Nashville in October. “Nashville has quickly become one of my favorite places to visit,” said Kay. She attended the Dove Awards Comedy Pre-Show and watched fellow colleague Michael Jr. receive the Grady Nutt Award for Christian Comedy. Kay Dodd shared the stage with Michael Jr. earlier this year along with Chonda Pierce while filming Stand Up for Families as...

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