We Cannot Force Kids to Become Christians

5/17/2017 in Category

By Joe Wiederhold, Ministry Director in Stanwood, WA. 

Robert Coleman, author of The Master Plan of Evangelism, referred to Jesus’ imperfect band of disciples as “easily offended, unlearned,... More

Would Jesus cook chicken nuggets?

3/8/2017 in Category Youth Ministry, Christianity, Mentoring, Teen Parenting, Education, General Blog

By Hannah Davis, Parent Life Director

Being a teen is hard. I remember what it was like. Learning new concepts and ideas at school, while also trying to navigate the social landscape. Will I... More

Instead of joining gangs, they are joining God’s family . . .

3/3/2017 in Category Youth Ministry, Christianity, Leadership, Camp, City Life , General Blog, Snohomish County

By Minta Buse, City Life Director

I used to think that we didn’t have a gang problem in the Pacific Northwest. I saw gangs in movies; it was a problem in huge cities like Los Angeles or New... More

Why I praise God that kids are in jail

2/8/2017 in Category Youth Ministry, Christianity, Mentoring, Juvenile Justice

By Suzan Frank, Juvenile Justice Chaplain

Juvenile Jail is a dark place. Not in a literal sense, the facility is clean and spacious, offering school and counseling from caring adults. Yet it... More


1/24/2017 in Category Youth Ministry, Christianity, City Life , JJ Vancil, Eastside

By JJ Vancil, Chief Ministry Director

If you are like me, you’ve had the unfortunate experience of forgetting someone’s name and then having no choice but to say "Oh hey…pal" when they... More