I had an “ah-ha” moment today. I woke up and during my quiet time this morning I spent an extended time praying for mine and Steven’s new blog. I prayed that God will continue to use us as a resource for other leaders in youth ministry, that we keep learning, and that we always keep God first in everything we do on this blog. And then as I was walking my dog this morning I flashed back to when I was new at this student ministry gig, when I first started out as a student ministry leader with a small group. I think I drove Josh Griffin our high school pastor, crazy with questions. How do I handle this…how do I address that…this kid drives me crazy, how do I keep my sanity?
One night while sitting with Josh in the Worship Center at Saddleback church, flying a remote controlled airplane (yes, our Worship Center is big enough to do that) Josh reminded me to pray for help with these kids issues and problems, and that God will help you with the answer. And He always has! Over time I began to feel more comfortable with dealing with problems and issues.
I began to research student ministry websites and found some good ones; in fact we have included links to them at the top of our blog. Now I feel we have come full-circle. We are providing a resource to others to use for help with their problems and issues. We want to help you find answers to those problems and questions, but we also want to help you grow in your faith.
If you are dealing with a problem or have a question, send it to us. We will do our best to find an answer. One thing I have discovered is that issues I have gone through with my students, so has someone else. By sending us your questions you can not only get some help for yourself but also help someone else who may be going through the same problem you or your students are experiencing.