[Tip] Send a Holiday Email to Parents
Just before Thanksgiving, I sent parents a short email. This holiday email to parents contained two challenges and a few date reminders. The goal of the email was to get parents thinking about how they intentionally spend time with their teens over the holidays.
I plan to send a similar email as Christmas draws near and encourage you to copy and past the text from my email, or create your own holiday challenge to parents. If we truly believe that parents are the number one spiritual influence in the lives of teenagers, then we need to be pushing and challenging them accordingly!
In case you haven’t noticed, ministry never stops. There will always be someone else to follow up with, an email to send, and a phone call to make. And while we must be faithful to our commitments, you also don’t want to burn out. You need a day off!
Today I’m taking off to go watch the Texas Rangers play on Opening Day with three buddies. It’ll be nice to get out, watch some ball, and clear the head.
You need a day off! What are you going to do? If you don’t schedule it, it won’t happen! Come up with a plan and get it on the calendar!
“Youth Ministry Minute 004: The Aim of Our Charge”
Theology Thursday #1
Welcome to the first Theology Thursday!
Up first we have R.C. Sproul (in his early feisty days) teaching on Double Imputation. It’s so good, hope you enjoy!
As Sproul says in the video, “…this is elementary, I don’t mean to be insulting your intelligence, but we gotta get this.” He’s right! It’s my prayer that this makes you think about how you talk about Jesus to students.
I like how John Piper puts it in one of his sermons:
“When Paul says in Romans 4:22 (and verses 3, 5, and 9) that “faith is credited as righteousness,” he does not mean that our faith is our righteousness. He means that our faith unites us to Christ so that God’s righteousness in Christ is credited to us.”
Double Imputation points out that everyone got what they didn’t deserve. On the cross, Jesus was imputed our sin (which He didn’t deserve), and we were imputed His righteousness (that we didn’t deserve).
Amen? Amen. Now go preach it!