Youth Unlimited

Faces of Youth Unlimited, Fall 2014, Part 2 of 2

Jeff Schipper Q. What’s your favorite place to meet with students, and why? A. My favorite place would be at a local breakfast joint (The Windmill in Holland is tough to beat). Breakfast combines three of my favorite things: coffee, food and conversations in a booth. I also appreciate connecting with students before the pace […]

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Faces of Youth Unlimited, Fall 2014, Part 1 of 2

Ryan Link Q. Where could we find you at 10:00 AM on a Saturday morning? A. Usually, I’d be just beginning some sort of project around our house or yard unless it’s the first Saturday of the month. Then, our family would be at Home Depot with a billion other kids suffering a headache and […]

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Shout it Aloud

“Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” –Isaiah 58:1a May this be your prayer, today and every day: God, you are holy, loving and just. I want to walk with you in the adventure of transforming this world. Pursuing justice and caring for the poor are central to your heart and […]

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Faces Of Youth Unlimited – Jen Rozema, Mario Perez and Jillian Bajema

Jen Rozema Q. What’s your favorite place to meet with students, and why? A. I’m going to be bold and say that downtown Holland, MI is one of the best downtowns imaginable. With great local coffee shops, frozen yogurt vendors and restaurants, and a very inviting atmosphere, going downtown is like taking a breather from […]

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Faces of Youth Unlimited – Cathy Tilstra and Linda Bonnier

Cathy Tilstra Q. What do you do to stay relevant to youth? A. I spend time listening to them, watching their posts on social media, being someone who shows love and support by spending time with them. Youth are seeking meaningful relationships with adults who are authentically engaged with them, who show them they matter […]

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Faces of Youth Unlimited – Marc Hoogstad and Garrett Hovland

Marc Hoogstad Q. Where could we find you at 10:00 AM on a Saturday morning? A. At home, finishing my third cup of coffee, and ending our family Saturday morning ritual of pancakes with peanut butter and real Canadian maple syrup. Q. What’s your favorite place to meet with students, and why? A. Pizza Hut. […]

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Faces of Youth Unlimited – Jeanette Hielkema, Brandon Bajema and Trent Elders

Jeanette Hielkema Q: Where could we find you at 10:00 AM on a Saturday morning? A: Depends on the weather. During the summer I’m out in the gardens. In winter, I’ll be in my favorite chair with a good book and a cup of coffee. Q: Where’s your favorite place to meet with students, and […]

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What Youth Leaders Really Want in a Mission Experience

With the goal of continual improvement in mind, Youth Unlimited asked ten Sending Church youth leaders to explain what they hope for in a North American mission experience. Here’s a glimpse at their answers. TRUST: Taking a group on a trip means that you must trust the leaders who will guide you through the experience once […]

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