Category Archives: Youth

Youth on the Brain

This Fall 2018 I will be providing a special learning opportunity for “both” local youth ministers/workers who live around the KC area “and” for global youth pastors or other concerned ministers intrigued by with how neuroscience might influence our understanding and ministry … Continue reading

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An Intergenerational Sunday School “Epiphany “

During 2017 the Sunday School ministry of Kansas City First Church elected to incorporate intergenerational efforts between classes of children, youth and adults every “fifth Sunday” as two classes combined on the last Sunday of every month that included five Sundays. December … Continue reading

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On the Mind or On the Ground, Food for the Soul

So, I am riding to Nashville with Mark Hayse and students from MidAmerica Nazarene University for the National Youth Workers Convention. Mark introduces me as NTS professor but also presenter and board member with Youthfront.. One of the students leans … Continue reading

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Discussing Youth Ministry and Race: A View from the Pew

Every once in a while you realize you are in the middle of something really, really special.  I have over thirty-five years experience listening to presentations in varying contexts, first in broadcast television news and later in academic settings. November … Continue reading

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    November 12, 2013 Nazarene Theological Seminary 8:30am-11:30am Keynote: Dr. Brandon Winstead (’05) | Killearn United Methodist Church Panelists: Rev. Montague Williams (’09) | Eastern Nazarene College Dr. Claire Smith | St. Paul School of Theology; YouTheology Rev. David Gilmore | … Continue reading

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365M in Ireland

Arrived this morning in Dublin (after a sleepless flight) and, after a quick shower, joined David and Glynda Wesley, alongside Norm Henry, for a trip to Belfast for 365M training with pastors and supervisors from Northern Ireland and Ireland. The trip … Continue reading

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Resource in Neuroscience and Youth

I am going to be presenting a new article at the National Youth Workers Conference in dialog with Mark Oestreicher’s (Marko) article “This is Your Brain on Adolescence: A Pushback on Accepted Views of Underdeveloped Brains” published in Immerse Journal. Mike … Continue reading

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