As I’ve grown stronger in my faith and in my walk with God, I’ve learned to be able to know when God is leading me somewhere. I felt it when Steven and I came up with the idea of this blog and God continues to bless us in this endeavor. My adult small group meets on Sunday night and after everyone had left one of the guys in the group sent a text to Steven and I with an idea for us putting on a volunteer youth ministry mini training conference.
I read the text and thought, “Wow what a great idea.” The more I sat there thinking about it and later that night praying about it, I felt God was pushing me down this path. When you feel God directing you there are two options you can follow. One is to say, ”Okay God I’m not sure about this, but I am sure about you so I’ll follow.” Sometimes this can be uncomfortable, but that is when God stretches and grows us. The other option is to say, “Oh wow this is bad timing for me God, I’m not sure about this, I think I’ll fail, I don’t want to do this.” (or twenty other excuses you can come up with)
Now let me be the first to say that I don’t have all the answers in student ministry, but over the past few years I’m no slouch to dealing with problems and issues and helping students to grow in their relationship with God. Steven and I both have the spiritual gift of teaching and we should use that to help others in this game called student ministry. When I first started out as a volunteer with our high school ministry I would have loved to have some kind of training and discussion with other leaders in a mini conference format.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on the status of this volunteer youth ministry conference we’re putting together and details on how you can attend. I can’t wait to see how God is going to use us in this training conference, but I have a very strong feeling that he is directing us towards this goal.
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