1.  Here is Aim Right’s latest newsletter (click on the image to read it): 2.  Some of us attended this seminar yesterday evening.  A blog post by one of the speakers will give you a snapshot view of the problem we discussed:  Is the Way We Are Doing Youth Ministry Empyting the Church?  3.  Several…

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The predominant message for Black Friday seems to be “Get out and shop!”  In whatever you’re doing today — working, relaxing, or yes, even shopping — may these words challenge you to “Get out and make a difference for Christ!”  We need to be involved with the world around us, because we live as Christians with…

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Getting rid of the things that have been holding them back from going forward in a relationship with Jesus.  On Friday evening, Caleb encouraged youth to write down an aspect of the past that they are putting behind them.  Those small notecards were put into a bonfire to symbolize teens’ decisions not to dwell on the…

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The Barna Group recently released this report:  Hispanic America:  Faith, Values, and Priorities.   Why conduct an in-depth study specifically about Hispanic Americans?  The Barna Group’s website reports: Hispanics represent nearly one out of every six adults in the U.S. today and demographic projections show this segment is likely to grow in the coming decades. By 2050, it’s predicted…

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Last month when The Mobile Pantry was on site at Aim Right for the first time, around 40 families came to get food. This morning, 125 families were served, with around 6,000 pounds of food distributed!  Despite the delayed arrival of the food truck, volunteers worked quickly to sort the food so it would be…

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This article describes an epidemic among teenagers that isn’t occurring only in Mesa.  One of the reasons why teens struggle so much to resist drugs like marijuana and spice is that they are so widely available in their schools, on their streets, and from their friends and acquaintances. In the article, David Shuff, director of guidance…

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While we typically host a fall festival for our Kids Klub families on a Wednesday evening in October, it isn’t very often that that Wednesday actually falls on Halloween!  We knew that two scenarios could be possible: (A) many families would already have other plans for the evening, and attendance would be sparse, OR (B) many neighborhood families would be…

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