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Take A Day to Reconnect with God

Take A Day to Reconnect with God

Middle school ministry is a fast-paced, high-energy, always-on-the-go kind of ministry. We work hard dreaming up weekly gatherings, visiting and meeting with our students, attending school and sporting events, and loving and caring on parents and our volunteers. Then...
Why Two Students Pushed the Button at MIX

Why Two Students Pushed the Button at MIX

Tyler Willis is going to start speaking more kindly to his dad. It’s a promise he made while at a week of MIX earlier this summer. His classmate, Katie Barton, said she’s going to pray more and attend church more regularly. Others from their youth group made similar...
Young Teens Make First-Time Decisions for Christ

Young Teens Make First-Time Decisions for Christ

Mia and Taevion Schmidt are two middle school students whose lives will never be the same. While attending a CIY MIX event last summer, the brother and sister both decided to make first-time decisions for Christ. Mia is a middle school student who said her life seems...
Tackling Tough Topics with Middle Schoolers

Tackling Tough Topics with Middle Schoolers

Spiritual Gifts. Probably one of the more difficult topics to discuss with anyone in the church, due to the varying interruptions and practices relating to Spiritual Gifts. Bring a tough topic like this to your students, and, well, you never know what you might get. I...
Three Things We Should Teach Our Middle Schools

Three Things We Should Teach Our Middle Schools

After 20 years of working with students you learn a thing or two. At least I hope I’ve learned a thing or two. After all the message prep, study, writing, rewriting, teaching, preaching, discipling, and praying there are three simple messages that I want...
CIY Hub Article #2

CIY Hub Article #2

His Calling, Your Care By Kayla Harker You don’t have to be a pastor’s wife to feel the pressure of ministry, but if you are, you probably know it all too well. As the daughter of a junior high pastor, I struggled for years trying to find a ministry that was a good...

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