Institute for Youth Ministry

Transformative Covenant Communities

When people describe their place of worship as a “church home” and the people with whom they worship as their “church family,” they are making a profound theological claim about the Church as a unique kind of community.

Transformative Covenant Communities

Sabbath: It's Not About You

Practicing the Sabbath may seem like a challenge in today's fast-paced, high-tech world, but a Sabbath can be a healthy, biblical, spiritual practice to recenter and refocus on what really matters—God, family, and spiritual, mental, and physical health.

Sabbath: It's Not About You

Inactivity as Spiritual Practice

When spiritual practices become more human than divine, Ellis suggests inactivity may be the best way to experience God’s activity.

Inactivity as Spiritual Practice

Let Them Question

A faith that does not ask questions stagnates and maybe even risks death. A faith however, that seeks after Christ and wonders about the mysteries of an unseen God is alive and fresh and can be more readily equipped to handle the examinations the world may throw at us.

Let Them Question