Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Take Your Kids to Work Day
It is also the birthday of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 121 AD.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when a nuclear reactor accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986.

1). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner - Teenager Gaps
     Working with teenagers in today's culture, we must be aware of the relationship gaps in their lives. Many times students are not as well connected with others in influence in their lives as they might have been in the past. A general lack of respect for leadership and authority has permeated this generation and made it challenging to help them see things from a big picture perspective rather than just living for the moment. Here are a few relationships gaps that we should be speaking to when we communicate with teens, from Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins in their book, Speaking to Teenagers:

Gaps we address and speaking to teenagers:
Their parents
Their friends
Authority figures
People of other Ethnicities
Their friends in various school clusters

2). Extras

- Link of the Day: Join Me - Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings

- Ministry of the Day: MegaSports Camps - Check out this dynamic VBS option for your summer outreach needs.

Bike Ride around Downtown Omaha, April 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is Administrative Professionals Day
It is also the birthday of Dave Scrabek (Associate Pastor in Omaha, NE), a distinction he shares with Oliver Cromwell, English military and politician from 1599.
Finally, it is the anniversary Natasha and Jeremy Verwey (Children's Leaders in Milford, NE), a distinction they share with the day when the United Negro College Fund was incorporated in 1944.

1). Blog Entry: Caption Contest - Click on the pic below to submit a caption



2). Extras

- Quote of the Day: 'If they listen to God people will listen to them and they'll become a voice to their generation.' - Mark Batterson, Praying Circles Around Your Kids

Monday, April 24, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Teach your Children to Save Day
It is also the birthday of our High School Camp Speaker Matt Anderson, a distinction he shares with Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress, producer, and director from 1942.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when the traditional date of the fall of Troy occurred in 1184 BC.

1). Blog Entry: Life Lessons - Church Attendance
     Over Easter Weekend, my family and I visited Chicago to connect with her brother and his family from Ohio. We attended church at Willow Creek North Shore and we had Pastor Bill Hybels preach. Knowing he had several visitors in his congregations around the city, he talked about his experiences where he felt God's presence in church and it impacted his life. He challenged the cynics in the crowd to commit to attending services in any church regularly for 4 straight weeks and see if God doesn't reveal Himself to them as well. LIFE LESSON - Church attendance is a valuable part of our culture and we should challenge others around us in the same way as well.

2). Extras

- Ministry of the Day: NYM Summer Youth Camps 2017

- Song of the Day: Passion - Build my Life

Our Camp Steward Angie and her kids during a Work Weekend

Friday, April 21, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is Kindergarten Day
It is also the birthday of Herbie Thompson (Young Adult Pastor in Bellevue, NE), a distinction he shares with James Dobson, American evangelist, author and psychologist, and founder of Focus on the Family from 1936.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when Romulus and Remus established Rome in 753 BC.

1). Blog Entry: Leader Profile - Charles Starks (Bday on Sunday)



POSITION: Lead Pastor in Blair, NE
HISTORY: Originally from Guntown, Mississippi
FAMILY: Married to Adrienne with three kids

2). Extras


- Link of the Day: Science Daily - Latest Science Research News

Thursday, April 20, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Cheddar Fries Day
It is also the birthday of Mariano Menendez (Pastor in Columbus, NE), a distinction he shares with Napoleon, the 1st President of France, from 1808.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when Congress passed an act creating the Wisconsin Territory in 1836.

1). Blog Entry: Bible Commentary - Ephesians 3: Notes on God's Plan

2). Extras

- Song of the Day: Jimi Cravity - Believe

- Quote of the Day: 'The church was meant to be an action verb.' - Mark Batterson, All In

Chicago 'Bean', Easter Family Trip 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National High Five Day
It is also the birthday of Michelle Wyre (Pastor's Wife in Scottsbluff, NE), a distinction she shares with Dudley Moore, English actor from 1935. 
Finally, it is the anniversary of when Captain James Cook sighted the eastern coast of what is now Australia in 1770.

1). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner - Why we read the Bible
     As Christian leaders, it's important that we help teach those we are leading to read their Bibles on a regular basis. The Bible is one of the pillars of our faith; the very words of God given to us for our benefit. It's virtually impossible to be a strong Christian without a foundation on the Word of God. Here's a few basic reasons for daily devotions in the Scriptures, from Francis Chan in his book, Multiply

1. God describes Himself to us in His own words
2. We discover things about ourselves and the world we live in
3. It enables us to live Godly lives
4. It helps facilitate our relationship with God
5. To Exalt Jesus
6. To Prepare us for our Purpose

2). Extras

- Link of the Day: Get Human - Faster, easier customer service

- Ministry of the Day: Nebraska Kids Camps - Check out the two camps for kids we offer the last two weeks of June this summer in Lexington, NE.

Easter Services, Willow Creek North Shore Campus, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is Wear your Pajamas to Work Day
It is also the birthday of Henry Hyde, American commander and politician from 1924.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico in 1881.

1). Blog Entry: Caption Contest - Click on the pic below to submit a caption



2). Extras

- Quote of the Day: 'Anonymous people are cowards.' - Dr. Sam Chand, Cracking Your Church's Culture Code

- Movie of the Day: King's Creation Songwriting Entry - NE Student Summit 2017