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Why we do it

Today is one of those days where I'm glad I'm in youth ministry. It was a pretty long day. I got to church a little before 9am and left a little after 9pm. We had Mexico training this afternoon which was a great time. We've got almost twice as many students going this year as last year and it's a good crew. It felt weird going from prepping one house-building team last year to prepping two teams this year.

Then tonight we had a worship night for our high school students. Spent the time between the two events planning the worship night. It turned out to be really cool. We divided the night into three basic "phases" or sections: feeling far from God, drawing near to God, and celebrating that God is near. It was a really cool time of allowing students some space to connect with God. Some good conversations happened and good prayer times as well. It's amazing the hurt and crap that some of our students are wrestling through....and yet you'd never be able to tell at first glance. I'm going to post some pics (once we put them on the computer) of a couple poster-type deals we had students write on. There were some very real and honest things on the poster.


“Why we do it”

  1. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    Building relationships with students, seeing lives changed, communicating God's Word, those are some of the things that make me glad I'm a Youth Pastor. Church politics definitely do NOT make me glad, though.