Everyone Needs a Ministry Coach: a Digital Lab

How many coaches does the average NFL team have? The answer is 23! Why is that? Certainly professional football players know how to play the game. The answer is that everyone needs a coach for them to excel. Every pastor also needs a coach to be as effective as possible. Pastors work hard, but don’t always get the results they …

Respectable Sins: a Digital Lab

It seems we’ve created a sliding scale where gossip, jealousy, and selfishness comfortably exist within the church. How can we confront the sins we like to tolerate and how can we encourage our students to do the same? Eric Miller talks with Dr. Tiberius Rata, associate dean of the School of Ministry Studies and professor of Old Testament Studies at …

Politics and Government: When to Say Something

We have a King plus “Caesar”! “We have no king but Caesar!” is the original quote, a loud shout from the religious leaders to Pilate when he asked if he should crucify their king (John 19:15). But we do. As citizens of our country we have a double obligation, and at times must choose to deal with higher issues than political parties …

How To Help Your Students Overcome Doubt

“Deconstructing my faith” is a phrase that has been in the news recently as several celebrities have talked about their journey away from God. These stories usually start with unresolved doubt. Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, talked with Tim Sprankle, lead pastor of Grace Church in Leesburg, Indiana, about helping students overcome doubt.  Tim has …

Temptation in the Midst of Isolation (Video)

Is it possible to avoid temptations when you’re stuck at home and bored? When you’re away from your community sins can grow or come to the surface like dabbling in pornography, masturbation, sexting, gluttony, apathy, gossip and more. Come find help from Pastors David Nicodemus and Mark Artrip in acknowledging these weaknesses and learn ways to overcome especially when you’re …

Caring for Your High School Seniors (Video)

Steve Anderson & Mathew McCabe talk about the best way to come alongside our high school seniors who are “losing everything” right now. What do you say to them when they are struggling? What actually encourages them and more than that motivates them to a living hope and to live on mission for the Lord? Steve and Mathew have a …

Student Ministry: A New Normal?

Join our panel of experienced youth leaders as they discuss how youth ministry will change once groups begin meeting again. Our panel will discuss experiences they’ve had as well as ideas to help us all move forward under “the new normal”. Panelists: Cody Ray, Todd Shoemaker, Carly Nicodemus, Angie Dallavalle, Tyler Kramer, and Eric Miller What do you think life …

Parenting Your High School Seniors (Video)

During this Digital Lab, Pastor Keith Minier talks about how parents can help their teens pursue the Lord in the midst of our current culture. This lab will challenge and encourage parents who have seniors at home who are feeling like they’ve faced a lot of disappointment. Keith will also help parents of students who are struggling with great loss, …

How to Help Your Students Make the Most of Their Time (Video)

Your students just had weeks of quarantine and now summer is here. They might be tired of watching videos and feeling the fall out from having TOO much free time on their hands. How can you help them make the most of their time in a God honoring way? Does the Bible address playing too many video games or staying …