Last Friday I got to hang out with the students of RVC Youth.
Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I lead worship at River Valley Church, here in Fresno, CA. Longtime readers also know that before being asked to help with worship in our main services, I spent about a year in charge of our youth ministry.
Now, I’m not really a youth ministry type of guy. All throughout college I’d tell people that I was interested in full-time ministry and their first question always seemed to be, “have you thought about youth ministry?” And my immediate response was, “yes, and I’ll never do it!”
Despite my misgivings about being “the youth guy”, I love our youth group and I learned a lot from the year I spent with them. Even though I see them at church every Sunday, I rarely get the chance to catch up with these students and find out what’s been going on in their lives. Friday night I was a driver for their “Super Bowl” bowling event and I got about 4 hours of quality hang time with some of the old school group I pastored as well as the chance to meet some new faces. I’m excited to watch them grow in their faith as they face the challenges of everyday life as a teen.
Mostly, I’m proud of Tim. Tim was my faithful right-hand man when I was at the helm and he’s done a great job with the group since he took over. Even when events don’t go as planned (I’ll let him blog about that) he’s able to create a fun, welcoming environment for students to have fun and experience God. I had fun and I remembered how much God loves those students! So, thanks for doing such a great job, Tim!
I’d like to thank Brody for letting me host Positive Post Tuesday this week. If you’ve never participated here are the (ridiculously simple) rules: 1. Write something positive. 2. Fill out the box below. Ready? Go!