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My Ten Most Popular Blogs of 2013

Wade —  December 31, 2013 —  Comments

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2013,

It’s not you, it’s me.

2013 has seen some pretty incredible events. My son Weston was born on July 2nd. I went skydiving. My wife and I bought our first house (or, if you’re Dave Ramsey, we didn’t). I guess there were some other important events that happened in the world as well. I don’t remember.

WadeBearden.com launched in May to the mild amusement of people everywhere. To celebrate my blog’s first New Years celebration, I thought it would be fitting to do a recap of my ten most popular posts. Continue Reading…

We Raised $1,000 for Typhoon Victims!

Wade —  December 10, 2013 —  Comments

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Last week, we launched a project on WadeBearden.com to help the Typhoon victims in the Philippines. Well today, I am pumped to announce that because of you, we raised a total of $1,000! Continue Reading…

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We’re trying to raise $5,000 for Typhoon victims in the Philippines.

Before I tell you more, let me tell you why. Continue Reading…

Introverts

Recently, I wrote a two-part series for Momentum Magazine about how to connect introverts in youth ministry. As I was thinking through my articles the other day, I suddenly realized that these principles don’t just apply to church ministry. Sure, the specifics might be different, but learning how to connect introverts is a valuable skill for almost everyone. Parents, managers, coaches, teachers, entrepreneurs. We could all stand to learn more about introversion. It’s not something we talk about too much (pun). Below are the links to my articles. I hope you enjoy them, even if you don’t work in a church.

Connecting Introverts in Your Youth Ministry – Part 1

Connecting Introverts in Your Youth Ministry – Part 2

Sermon Series

This past week I did a blog series for my buddies at marketingmatters.tv. Marketing Matters specializes in church promotions and creative design. Over the course of four posts, I talked about why I believe churches should use sermon series. If you’re interested, links to all four blogs are below:

Reason #1: Sermon Series Function as Mental Reminders for Your Church

Reason #2: Sermon Series Allow You to Go Deeper in God’s Word

Reason #3: Sermon Series Help Pastors Be Better Prepared

Reason #4: Sermons Series Create Momentum that Can Lead to Growth

 

 

Sad Teenage Girl

It’s that time of year when students from all around the country are competing in their district’s Fine Arts Festival. Over the past few months, these teenagers have spilled blood, sweat, and tears to compile dramas, songs, monologues, and sermons in hopes of achieving the ultimate prize—a chance to travel to Orlando, Florida for this year’s national competition. For many, their hard work, forged in the dim-light of church sanctuaries, fellowship halls, and even undersized classrooms, has finally paid off.

But what about those students who didn’t advance to Nationals? Continue Reading…

The Jimmy Fallon Hypothesis | YouthWorker.com

I hate it when I’m going in for a high-five and someone decides at the last minute to give me a fist bump. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that uncomfortable moment when… Click to read full article