Whew! If I didn’t LOVE what I do, this would be a rant post where I rail about all the things I have going on in ministry that have prevented me from blogging consistently.
BUT, I love what I do! Getting to serve my church body is life-giving. In addition to my normal, weekly, youth ministry activities (including planning for summer! already?! what?!) there have been two major things taking up my time.
1. Multi-site – Our church, is in the process of replicating ourselves in a multi-site. I am super stoked to be a part of this process as we seek to further God’s Kingdom through the vehicle of the local church. To accomplish this, our weekly MLT (Ministry Leadership Team) meetings have doubled over the past month. That’s 2 half-day meetings per week! Yet, when I realize what God can/could/will do through this process, I’m elated to have a seat at the table!
2. Easter Picnic – Each year the student ministry & children’s ministry work together to pull off our annual picnic. This is no small task when you are expecting 3,000+ in attendance. Food, games, seating, music, egg hunts, gospel presentation, volunteer coordination, guest booths, parking, staging, it’s amazing how many small things come together to pull these things off. And it honestly couldn’t happen without the whole staff pitching in!
While these two things have taken up A LOT of my time, it has been an absolute blessing to serve our congregation. I could whine, I could complain, I could make excuses, but this is the task the Lord has entrusted to me, “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Eph. 4:12). And this is something I want to do not with bitter heart, but rather “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:2-3).
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.theyouthministryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Photo-on-2-20-13-at-4.14-PM.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Texas native, Texas Tech Red Raider, M.Div. at Truett Seminary, husband to Ashley, father to Ava & Ben, Student Pastor at LifePoint Church in Plano, Tx, table tennis (ping-pong) extraordinaire, addicted to coffee. For anything else…you’ll just have to ask, Email David.[/author_info] [/author]