College and Young Adults

Three Things Children Can Teach Us About Being Christlike

I turned 23 this week, and I am beginning to feel the pressures of “adulting” more than ever before. Urban Dictionary defines “adulting” as “being able to carry out one or more of the duties and responsibilities expected of fully developed individuals.” As I compare experiences with friends who are feeling the same growing pains…
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We Live in a Good Friday World

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, because He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 I was raised in a church-attending family, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jackson Avenue Evangelical Church was my mom’s side of the family’s home church for more than 125 years. I can’t recall a time when I was not…
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The Most Understanding Season

I’m convinced fall is the most understanding season. Something about the sharp, shifty winds hugging you up with the strange comfort that thunder or a booming train whistle in the night bring. It’s a simultaneous call to peace and to courage and to a more real reality. It knows your sorrows, but it also knows…
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College and Young Adult Ministry: Gather, Grow, Go

Three of the College and Young Adult Ministry summer interns reflect on their experiences as they helped to carry out the mission to Gather, Grow, and Go.  Gather Before I did this internship, I had been to Pursuit a total of three times. It had always been a good experience, but this summer, I have…
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A Simple Prayer of Thanks

I walked upstairs to my bedroom, a smile on my face. It had been a wonderful evening. As I began my nightly bedtime routine, I mentally replayed parts of the evening, and my smile and heart broadened. “Thank you” is all I could manage to say as I stared at the soapy water running down…
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I Will Carry This Summer With Me

No words I could put on paper would truly encapsulate the magnitude of this internship. As a recent graduate, I found myself with a bit of flexibility in summer plans, and the Lord provided in ways of which I could never dream. Having the opportunity to reach out, strengthen relationships, and help lead a ministry…
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God Moves at the Beach

Being a high school intern has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. The staff bonded unbelievably fast, and we already seem like a family. We have been studying Ephesians throughout the summer, and God is showing us so many things. Ephesians explains how we are called and equipped by God to…
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Beach Retreat: A Different Perspective

As a student, I always looked forward to High School Beach Retreat, and as an intern, not much had changed. The high school interns got a look at the administrative side of planning student trips, and getting to work on games and activities for Beach Retreat seemed to increase my excitement for this trip! Beach…
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