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Acceptance: Institutional or Confessional?

I reflected about acceptance at camp and in the church several days ago. My friend, Ben Simpson, clarified for me a distinction in acceptance through sharing the following: Institutional acceptance is based on a characteristic of a particular institution, organization or community. Confessional acceptance is based on our confession of Jesus Christ as Lord and […]

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Institute: The Clique Where Everyone is In (1 of 5)

I spent last week at a youth camp,¬†Institute 2010: God’s All Stars, which is a ministry of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry of the Kansas East Annual Conference. This post is part of a series reflecting on the week and making applications for the local church. On the first day, I realized that Institute […]