Author Archives: Ken McCoy

Why Movies Matter (in Youth Ministry)

by Mark Pittman Transported to another place, moved to tears, scared out of our seats, or actually clapping in excitement, there’s no doubt that movies can have a serious impact. As a youth pastor, there were usually two ways I … Continue reading

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History Of Thanksgiving – The Secular And The Sacred

By Bill Petro (a long time friend from Cal Berkeley days) billpetro.com The origin of Thanksgiving Day has been attributed to a harvest feast held by the Plymouth Colony. In 1621, Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony proclaimed a day of … Continue reading

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Everything is OK, or Not.

By Katie Lau,  Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation October 28, 2018. Sunday afternoon in the ‘Burgh. Gray skies with the occasional peak of blue. 48 degrees and a bit of wind. Battling my usual fall change of season sinus infection. “Stillers” are … Continue reading

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Full-Size Candy Bars

By Rick Bundschuh, Kauai Christian Fellowship, Poipu, Hawaii from his book Don’t Rock the Boat, Capsize It I think it is the solemn duty of all pastors to pass out full-size candy bars on Halloween. Yes, I know that for … Continue reading

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The Great Pumpkin Talk

Yep – Halloween is just around the corner. Longtime Team interlínc dude Mark Pittman created this talk when he was a youth pastor in San Diego. We’ve posted it before, and thought that now’s the perfect time to get it back … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

By Rick Bundschuh • Kauai Christian Fellowship • Poipu, Hawaii Early in my youth ministry career, I used to get a little guilty as I drove off for a couple hours of surfing in the morning. On the way to … Continue reading

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Wisecracking Wiseguys

Through the wonder of technology, we were able to assemble this star-studded cast of Christian funny people – err, funny people who are Christians… umm, Christians who make people laugh. But they weren’t in the same room at the same … Continue reading

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Why The Mess?

Guest post by Rick Bundschuh from Kauai Christian Fellowship Editor’s Note: Rick is one of the coolest lunatics you’ll ever meet. We are proud to have him as a member of Team Interlínc, and as one of our WriteGroup contributors. His video … Continue reading

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We’ve Gotta Start Taking Humor More Seriously!

By Doug Hutchcraft• The Doug and Jon Show • thedougandjonshow.com Psalm 126:2 and Job 8:21 directly link laughter as a result of God’s blessing. Even so, humor sometimes gets a bad rap in church and ministry circles because we’ve seen it used … Continue reading

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Discombobulated

By Ken McCoy • JumpStart Ministries • Charlotte, North Carolina I wish I would have known what to look for. The phone’s ringing woke me from a deep sleep. Jeannie answered it and mumbled, “Yes, he’s here,” and handed the … Continue reading

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