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What I love about being a CITY Pastor

By Mike Newman | May 31, 2024

I love being a CITY Pastor. I’m not talking about being a pastor in a “city” per se, as opposed to a rural community. When I say “C.I.T.Y.”, I mean “Church in the YMCA”.  I am a Pastor of a church in the YMCA, and here’s what I love about God’s calling on my life:…

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What I love about being a CITY Pastor

I love being a CITY Pastor. I’m not talking about being a pastor in a “city” per se, as opposed to a rural community. When I say “C.I.T.Y.”, I mean “Church in the YMCA”.  I am a Pastor of a church in the YMCA, and here’s what I love about God’s calling on my life:…

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The Pillars Of A YMCA Church

Recently, I attended a conference in Nashville centered around making disciples of today’s young people, ages 0-18. The main thrust of the conference was that today’s churches are using ‘old maps’ of child discipleship in an era where ‘new maps’ might be required. A modern-day explorer would not use a map from the 1500s. Are…

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The Y Is More Than You Think

Treadmills, pools, basketballs. Growing up, if you asked me where to find these items, I would have pointed you in the direction of the closest Y. For much of my life, the Y to me was simply a place where people learned to swim and lift weights. Fast forward to today, my paradigm related to…