Sometimes It Blows Up In Your Face

Student ministry has been my life calling.  It is what God has called me into, and I couldn't be more thankful.  What an awesome privilege it is to be used of God to be a part of a person's spiritual journey, especially at such an important stage of life as adolescence.

Not everyone understands why I do what I do, and for as long as I have done it.  I have been working with students for over 20 years and I still get a charge out of a good water balloon fight with them.

One thing I love about student ministry is the privilege it is to belong to a tribe of other youth workers who feel the same calling and, well ... just get it.  A group of people that understand the value of giving of one's life to the task of coming along side teenagers and leading them into a relationship with the God that created them and loves them more than they know.

Each year Youth Specialities opens their doors to my tribe.  The National Youth Workers Convention is a time for thousands of youth workers to get together to be refreshed, recharged, challenged, and encouraged.  Read my thoughts and experiences at past conventions here.

I love the promo video produced for this year's convention.  It's a great picture of what I do, but even more the power of what happens when others get it.  Sometimes it just blows up in your face!


Delmar said...

couldn't have said it better myself. Glad to be in the trenches with ya.


JLJ said...

Agreed. So well said. Thanks.

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Let that beautiful verse sink in and surf on over to Please click on a link or two when you’re there. It costs nothing and by doing so you’ll be helping a fellow brother out so he can continue helping others.

Please spread the word to other brothers and sisters.Be blessed and thank you.

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