the good news
the bad news
- i’ve now lost all respect for marko and must find someone new to badger into posting a link to one of my posts. perhaps it will be j.t. (blessed be his name). after all, he is a youth ministry god.
i am a reluctant church planter. i didn’t want to leave youth ministry – i think it’s the greatest thing going. in fact, GOD would have had a much harder time convincing me to be involved in a church plant if it had not been for finding a few models of church government that would allow me to be more directly involved within the youth ministry of the church than the traditional “senior pastor” model. my goal is once the church is started to be able to be as involved within the youth ministry as i was at the previous churches that i was a part of when i was their youth minister. i just think that youth ministry is the real deal and therefore the thought of giving it up is very difficult for me.
with the above said i do realize that i will not actively be involved within a youth ministry again for several years. the reason for this is pretty simple – we most likely won’t have any adolescents other than my own for several years. i’ll do youth ministry things with adam and noah, and love it, but that’s more about parenting than anything else.
so here are a few things that i will miss about youth ministry for the next several years:
of course, there is much more that i will miss but that’s all i feel like writing about right now.