Chris & Kristie


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Looking for interesting guests for your youth retreat or young adult event?

Kristie and I have a combined 22 years of youth ministry experience and would love to share that with your young people.  (Not all 22 years all at once, of course…)

For more information, you can email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

We have been guests at Teen Camps, Youth Retreats, Pastor’s Kid retreats and more from Ohio to Maine.  We can work within a theme you already have, work with you to create a theme or we can use our original materials.  (Some samples below)

The greatest story yet to be told could be yours.

could be yours.

The greatest story yet to be told could be yours.

You have a story.  More than that, you are part of a story.  Both of those are bigger, better and deeper than you know.

The author of your story has crafted it with the same care He took to make the stars sparkle, to make babies laugh, and to make spider webs beautiful.  Your story is beautiful and complex.

Are you willing to see where your story goes?

Are you willing to be the hero God meant for you to be?

Are you willing to tell the best story that you can?

 

 

So what does that mean?

So what does that mean?

In His image.

We begin with Creation and some time in the Psalms to get to know whose image we are created in and what He looks like.  From there we learn to look at ourselves the way that God looks at us and to see Him within us.  We conclude by learning to look at others the same way.  What does it take to see God in another person?

Once you know whose image you are created in, you can’t look at yourself or others the way you used to.  You can learn to look at yourself and others and see what He sees.

 

 

 

The Faith of our Fathers — It’s time to stop playing dress-up.

When we were young, we put on our parents clothes and it was cute and fun.  There might even be pictures.  We played dress-up and pretended to be our parents.  Honestly, it’s a compliment, even though we didn’t understand exactly what it is that our parents did every day.  Later in life, we put on the aspects of their faith, we adopt their religion as our own and it’s exactly the same.  It’s still a compliment, but most often things don’t fit right.

In 1 Chronicles (v9), King David says to his son Solomon,  “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.”

So we will start with the God of our Fathers and build on that with service and devotion, with a willing mind and heart.  We will seek Him and we will find Him on a journey that makes the faith of our fathers our own.