January 26, 2015
Discussion at the Grace Youth Gathering on January 25th, 2015 by Youth Pastor Jake Kircher, Youth Director Raquel Welsh and Grace Church Elder Emeritus Marcus Asante. Does race, color and differences matter to God? If so, how? Should there be a difference in how you parent kids of different races? Or are their universal things that matter no matter what color you are?
January 8, 2015
This was not the first conversation of this kind that I've had with former students, and it won't be the last. A lot has been said during the past few years about high school graduates walking away from the faith during their college years. It seems as if many youth workers are wrestling with how ineffective our programming is at helping teens keep their faith in college. Despite all the negativity this is drawing from so many in youth ministry, I have concluded that it's a good thing.