Dane Jackson

December 30, 2020

The Most Wonderful Story Ever Told

What is something extraordinary that you take for granted? How about your phone?  We rarely think about how incredible the technology is we have in our hands. Just a few years before I was born, the kind of technology we walk around with every day would have been unthinkable. What […]
November 1, 2020

The Power of Gratitude

I wish gratitude was my go-to state. I like people who are grateful. Unfortunately, I have to work at it. My gifts tend toward “exhortation;” my strengths fall in the learning-teaching realm; and my enneagram type suggests that I’m often trying to reform the world around me. I see the […]
October 1, 2020

Pray for Those

October is “National Bullying Prevention Month,” and I encourage you to have conversations with your family about bullying and how bullying impacts people of all ages. In life, we all run into people who let us down and disappoint us. Sometimes people don’t say or do the right thing. Perhaps […]
September 1, 2020

From Losing to Listening

September is usually the month you hear me talk about plans for the upcoming year, ask for volunteers, and lay out my vision for the future of the Student Ministry. I usually spend the weeks leading up to the start of the school year planning events and weekly gatherings, getting […]
August 4, 2020

Plan to Pivot

“Faith over fear.” Many of us have heard the phrase, seen the logos, and maybe even used it as a battle cry in our personal lives. It’s a phrase that requires a posture of trust, especially in this season where we may doubt God’s work in our lives is even […]
July 4, 2020

BE Together

Our Student Ministry’s 2020 summer theme is BE Together. Being together brings us great feelings of unity, joy, and strength. Though we’re not always together physically, there are people and places—near and far—where we can find community. Pause for a moment and know you also belong to God’s community . […]
March 4, 2020

The Desert

Did you know that Lent parallels the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness without food, while being tempted by the devil? For Christians, Lent is 40 days we spend in a metaphorical wilderness, or a desert as the Bible often explains it, with dry mouths, empty bellies and open […]
February 1, 2020

Love Always

January 1, 2020

Thank You!