The vision that God has given us to be stunningly spiritually mature is a vision that includes our young people. I want to find ways to help the connection that these people have with God radiate with God's love. Our youth program is as important as anything we do. It's not a tack-on but incredibly important. I want our young people to not only know that, but to feel it.
We talked about ways to keep our young people connected after they graduate from high school. I tossed out several ways that this might happen. We talked about how our young people in the program right now can feel connected to me and again, I tossed out some ideas how this might happen. We also talked about the importance of putting people with the spiritual gifts to help us further develop this ministry and, again, I shared some ideas.
The key to all of this of course is to seek other leaders to deepen this ministry. I also think that it is important to pay attention to the burden that God gives us for certain ministries. If God gives you the passion, then don't ignore it! I will help our current leaders and future leaders by supporting, nurturing and equipping them to lead.
If you want to learn more about our youth ministry then contact Craig. You can find his email on our website or give him a call.
May we dream big when it comes to our young people. May they, like our adults, become fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ!