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Articles from June 2011

Relationship Building Skill #3 – Become the Relationship Initiator

06/28/2011 – When you set out to build relationships with urban youth, the first conversation can often feel like the hardest. You might be wondering: What should I say? What will they say? What if I ask them...

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Becoming a Cultural Expert - A Practical Example

06/21/2011 – There are many ways you can learn about the urban culture through everyday life with your youth. For example, a student wants you to take them to get their work check cashed at a check-cashing...

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Relationship Building Skill #2 – Become a Cultural Expert

06/14/2011 – To begin building relationships, you need to start off by learning about the environment or culture your urban youth have been raised in.  This is an important element of building relationships with...

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A City Life Student’s Poem

06/07/2011 – Since we are practicing our listening skills, here is a poem written by a City Life student.  What do you hear her saying? My Struggle with Grace:   I don’t know what’s next, but I know you love...

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Relationship Building Skill #1 – Move From Lectures to Listening

06/01/2011 – James 1:19-20 My dear brothers, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God...

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