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Merry Christmas from the National Young Adult Ministry office. May this season build within us an increased expectancy in the arrival of the Christ. The humble birth points to the powerful teacher, the teacher points to the humble cross, the cross to the resurrection, the resurection to the ascension, and the ascension to His return.
"This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."
This season I have focused my teaching, at our local young adult ministry, around the theme of Love. I've even incorporated several elements from the liturgical calendar. I'm quick to announce the religious trappings that exist with any expression of faith, however, I've also found great benefit by looking to long standing traditions.
So, if you are looking for a Christmas message, Google "advent" and see what you find.
Jason Bowman, National Young Adult Ministries Coordinator
National Single Adult - Young Adult Ministries of the Assemblies of God
www.purplestateofmind.com -- this is an 80-min. film that captures 4 conversations between two best friends: one an agnostic, the other a believer. I have a Christian friend who is a Director & saw the film at a festival in LA… she said it is incredible. I’m trying to get my hands on it to show to our group. Check out the site though – they are traveling with it in 2008.
Brad Paisley and Sara Evans perform their song "New Again" with excerpts from Mel Gibson's the Passion of the Christ. watch video
"What Happens When an Agnostic Follows the Bible Literally for One Year?" Click here to find this story and other life and culture illustrations.
Lindsay is the Connections & Young Adult Pastor at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, WA. Lindsay is most passionate about teaching the Word of God and inspiring people to live a life of whole-hearted devotion to Christ.
Young Adult Ministry in the 21st Century: The Encyclopedia of Practical Ideas is available on our website. This is a collection of practical tools that have proven to work with local young adult ministries across our country. Some of the topics include "spiritual growth," "media and culture," and "community service." The easy to navigate format will make this a resource you will come back to time and again.
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