Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Youth Ministry highlight

Youth Ministry (YM) can be the life or death of you depending on your attitude and somedays it's the life and some days its the death. I'm just being honest.

Our Youth Pastor is focused! He is energetic and you can't help being inspired by him! He also keeps our schedules packed solid. I think most people do one or the other meaning Jr High or High school. Me I do both. One great thing about Adam is that I think he knows that I will do almost anything he asks me to do regarding YM however, he also knows there are things I would prefer to do, mostly because that's where my gifts lie and partly because I'm self-centered. I think that's one of his greatest gifts, he sees such good in people.

None of that is the real reason for the post but it's a little background. The thing about being busy with YM especially when your youth pastor is zealous (and a little nuts - all in the name of Jesus of course!) is that sometimes you just don't have time for anything else. Yes, I know I can say no. I get that. But I don't. I'm blessed because in our ministry, I have some FABULOUS, God given friends who love me even when I am most unloveable. And they love me and celebrate me in millions of different ways. There is one couple that let's me love their girls (I think they think I'm doing THEM a favor by watching the girls however, it's me who is blessed). I am so thankful for the friends I have in YM. Can't really imagine my life now without them. Even if it's 5 minutes of catch up or a scheduled (month in advance or COMPLETELY at the last minute) dinner date... I'm blessed.

Ecc 4:9-10
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!


A Heart after His said...

aww Margie! You are such a blessing to Alive and Fuel.. seriously! I love you so much!

Constance said...

For MANY years, Dave & I helped in Youth Ministry. (High school age). We have chaperoned retreats, led Bible Studies, prayer groups, games, TP-ing raids, you name it. A few years ago, God showed us that season of Ministry was over for us.

This past Saturday we went to a wedding of a girl who had been in Youth Group, back in the day. It was incredible to have all of these kids, now grown up, come up to us, seeking us out, hugging us and wanting to be around us. By the time we left YM, we were wondering if we were effective anymore. It was wonderful to have these kids, affirm us the way they did!