Thursday, August 28, 2008
So, how do we help teenagers have this passion for being a steward of money and their resources?
I will be sharing on this topic almost every Thursday as we discuss how to love God and honor Him with their money.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I am expecting God to really move in the lives of our teenagers and in the lives of other teens. I am going with Global Expeditions. You can check them out at www.globalexpeditions.com
I will be posting potential on the trip, but for sure when I get back from the trip.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Our God is a great God,
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The Jim Elliott award winner for 2008 is Ben Hoag. Ben is an outstanding young men that is always serving. He loves the Lord and desires to make a difference in the world.
The Elizabeth Elliott award winnn for 2008 is Ashley Bonner. Ashley started a brand new ministry called EDGE kids this year. She is such a great example of humity and gentleness. I am so proud of these two and the others graduating seniors.
Friday, May 16, 2008
- You went on a mission trip
- You went back to your after a Wednesday night service
- You go to the mall
- You go to Big Box-Mart
I would encourage you to watch it. Here is the link: http://www.storyofstuff.com/
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Jesus said to love the Lord God with all...
"All" is easier said that done.
Jesus said and then my goal is to help my students hear from the Holy Spirit so they can move from said to done.
Hearing vs. Doing.
Well Said vs. Well Done.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
- Are we called by God to confront?
- When you hear the word to confront, do you instantly think judgement over love? If you think of judgement, you probably aren't confronting very much. If you think love, you are probably confronting and have seen a lot of life changes when you confront.
- When you confront, have you seen changes in the lives of your students?
- Is there a teen you need to confront right now about their actions or lifestyle.
Confrontation will never usually just happen. When we as youth workers see our students or volunteers that need some help, we need to believe that God wants us to help them. We need to confront. When is the last time someone confronted you as a Youth Worker?
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I'm going to ask the men in our ministry about this tonight and see what they think about their generation playing this and what they think when they play it.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
If you want to be able to confront effectively, the person you talk to must know you care. They will know that if you care about them when they first enter the youth room, when you see them in the parking lot, and wherever else in the city. They will know you care about things by the way you treat your spouse, the way you talk about your elders/pastor, etc.
Caring about a student leads to that student opening up to you. Caring about a student leads to you confronting them when you see them diverting from the path of truth. Caring about a student is always intentional and that is what we will discuss next time.
Here is a question you could ask your students: When is the last time you felt a leader didn't care about you? What did they do that made you feel that way? Have I ever made you feel that way?
Let's be about caring!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
As a part time YP, I don’t have the luxury of spending lots of time with students so I need to make the most of every minute I have. Over the years, I have had several opps to confront individuals. Over the next few days I am going to share my experience and hopefully, it will spur some other ideas on what you have done. If confrontation is always spelled caring, I thought it would be appropriate to make Caring an acrostic so here is what we will cover over the next 6 posts:
I will cover Caring in Confrontation tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I look forward to the next few days.
Monday, April 28, 2008
- Shared over 200 Sunday School lessons/experiences. Still amazes me.
- Shared over 200 Wednesday night services.
- Ate countless pieces of pizza
- Had hundreds of students pass through the doors of the youth room
- Been part of God's plan to reach out to the students in East Texas
- And lots more
The reason I am writing this blog is to give a voice into the blog sphere to other YP's like myself that are not full-time(God Bless all of you full-timers. You are blessed of the Lord). I hope to provide some fresh thoughts through this blog. I hope to learn from the rest of you YP's as we will provoke a young generation to passionately pursue Jesus Christ.
Let's begin the journey.