A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to share at Nyesville Full Gospel Fellowship about my work with National Network of Youth Ministries. At the bottom of this post is an audio link and a PDF transcript of my time there. If you’d like me to come share at your church or ministry gathering about how churches can partner in rural areas to further the Gospel, contact me here.
The Latest Monthly Ministry Update is out. You can download it in PDF format here….
The February/March 2015 Monthly Ministry Update is out. You can view it here…
On January 29th, I’ll be taking part in a county-wide Town Hall Meeting in Rockville, Indiana. Its the first of several community meetings that NNYM is trying to be part of. The focus of the meeting is on the question “what does the next generation for out county look like?” – and how can we improve this outcome as a community?
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We are trying to involve as many of the community stakeholders to form a plan together for building the next generation well. If you would like to see something like this in your area, please contact me.
The December Monthly Ministry Update is out!
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Last week, we buried my uncle in St. Louis. He was a man that valued two things above all else: 1) His relationship with Christ (and his desire to share his faith) and 2) His service to the United States in the Military and the Defense Mapping Agency.
When he was still alive, he made arrngements to be buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary in St. Louis. I knew where it was, as I used to commute past it for three years when I worked in St Louis. I had never taken the time to drive back to the cemetary. It is a powerful feeling to know that every headstone represents a person who gave their life or served our country for the freedom we have today. It was very overwhelming. Then when the soldiers stationed there did full military honors for my uncle, it was incredibly emotional. I know that he went before me in my family, leaving children and grand children that are believers, and serving in their local churches as God has gifted them.
In my position at National Network of Youth Ministries, I stand on the shoulders of some who have worked incredibly hard to build a ministry that builds healthy youth leaders. I am very grateful for that. I want to take the foundation they have laid and allow God to make something beautiful, functional, and lasting. I would love for you to be part of this mission. I want to serve well the vision of those who have gone before me, not just in the ministry where I serve, but family, fathers of our faith, and most importantly, Christ.
We are Better Together.
The questions I asked were:
1) Why are you part of a youth worker network?
2) How might you encourage other youth workers to join a local network?
Here are some of their responses.