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On Driving With Oil, Part I

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On Driving With Oil, Part 1

A vehicle’s oil is essential to both lubricate the engine and absorb the heat produced while in motion. It collaborates with many parts to perform the varied drive requirements. Over the passage of time, this oil wears, and becomes ineffective in performing these functions.

At the

Youth Ministry Vehicle, Part 2

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Youth Ministry Vehicle, Part 2

Fuel. Every car has the capacity to store and utilize fuel as needed for efficient function. Correspondingly, God’s youth leaders are called to be filled with the Holy Spirit, to walk and talk with Him, so that they can ever flow out to others. They

Youth Ministry Vehicle, Part 1

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Youth Ministry Vehicle, Part 1

Standard, manual, or stick-shift cars (as they are commonly referred to) have been almost reduced to an antique status across the U.S. as their automatic counterparts have risen in demand and popularity. Perhaps, the average millennial, Gen-Zer has never seen or driven a manual car!

If asked

Atlantic Union Conference Elects New Youth Ministries Director

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The Atlantic Union Conference Executive Committee, at its May 9, 2018, regular meeting, elected David McKenzie to serve as the union’s new Youth Ministries department director. His responsibilities include emphasis on youth and young adult ministries, including public campus ministries. He comes to the Atlantic Union from the Northeastern Conference,

Dare to Be Like the Eagle

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Dare to Be Like the Eagle

The imagery of the eagle is one of my favorite Bible illustrations because of the characteristics that portray such a graceful soar, strength, keen eyesight, and the ability to empower its offspring with great care in the art of flying. In Exodus 19:4

Three Steps to Making Your Dream a Reality

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Three Steps to Making Your Dream a Reality

Whoever has stopped dreaming has started to die. No matter how old or young you are, never stop dreaming. Les Brown, motivational speaker and author, puts it this way, “You are never too old to set another goal or

Three Keys to Young Adult Retention

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Three Keys to Young Adult Retention

I love young adults; they are spiritual, intelligent, and caring people. They love the church wholeheartedly and they are looking to serve the church earnestly. However, many are leaving the pews while others are disengaged. What can we do to alleviate this problem?

Journey to Forgiveness

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Journey to Forgiveness

Throughout my ministry, I have seen many youth, young adults, and adults struggling with various battles in their lives. One of the most difficult battles is to be unforgiving. A young girl came up to me and said, “Pastor Peralta, I cannot forgive my mother; she