Forest Fire Faith

This summer, while I was at camp with vanloads of students, I heard the terrifying news that Colorado Springs was, once again, fighting forest fires. Homes were evacuated, national agencies were rallied, and people were losing their homes and lives. I was on pins and needles, because my entire family lives there. I was riveted to every news source I could get (in-between chapel services and dodgeball tournaments). There was nothing I could do but watch and pray. That image came to mind today as I was thinking about “Jim”, and his growing and spreading faith.


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2013-01-09 OneEightyOne Update

Hello Parents – This is the first in a weekly series I’m working on.  The goal is to get a post like this out each midweek.  It should give you some idea of what we’ve been teaching on this past Sunday and Wednesday, as well as provide some discussion questions to help you engage in spiritual conversations with your teens.


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The Purpose of Pastor to Parent

God’s calling on my life has never been more clear. I am daily filled with awe at the privilege, responsibility, and joy that I have each day as I serve as the Pastor of Student Ministries of OneEightyOne Student Ministries, of Parma Heights Baptist Church. This calling and my essential duties can be described in a variety of ways:


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