Showing posts from December, 2013

Message of the day

I came across this a while back, I keep finding myself asking this question every week. What is the real role of a youth worker?? I don't agree 100% with her but there are some great points that she makes that have changed what I believe in this talk. The role needs to be completely re-imagined, re-invisioned and redefined. For me, at my church, where I am, it makes it easy for me. I have no real standard of expectations on my work as a youth pastor. I left the youth pastor role a ways back. Now what I am is up for great debate. The one point that I see myself in line with from this talk is the idea that I am more than a programmer. I am more than someone who designs a one size fits all service or ministry. I am the one who moves throughout. I want to be the one that works hard to build the relationship with each student, that lets me minister in a way that shows individual care and love for each student. I have a deep passion to find those on the fringe and then to find th

Paralyzed by Decisions (Pete Wilson)

God's main purpose for you is not what you Do, but who you become. Courage and Fear are both contagious. The day doesn't start when you get up. Matthew 6:25-34 25  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry  about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?   26  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?   27  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life [ a ] ? 28  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.   29  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor  was dressed like one of these.   30  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?   31  So do not