So as you can see I haven’t written anything since 2009. A LOT HAS HAPPENED since then and maybe one day (if I keep this up this time) I’ll give a synopsis of what has taken place over the last 6 years)
But today I need to do this…it just felt good. So here’s what was in my head…
Pastor/ Youth Pastors: Don’t be afraid of numbers. Numbers tell the truth. This afternoon I was feeling kinda low cause I’m not “seeing” the kinda growth I wanted to in our ministry. So I pulled out the numbers from when I first started tracking in Sept. In Sept, we AVERAGED 7 students, October- Averaged 10.75 student, November- Average 13.5 students, December- Averaged 15 students, January – Averaged 14 students.
Now I could get discouraged and beat my head against my desk, because these numbers don’t seem big, big in reality this growth is amazing and a God thing! In just 4 and a half months we’ve doubled the size of our student ministry! Is it where we want to be, no not at all. We have a goal of reaching 2% of students in Amarillo, Bushland and Canyon, and that 2% equals 416 students…that’s our goal. Read More
So yeah…the last couple of days have been kinda crazy. On tuesday was my grandpa’s birthday so I took him out for lunch. We had a good time at lunch, but I know that in the back of our minds we couldn’t help but think of that the next day we as a family would be remembering the 1 year anniversary of my grandma passing away. To be honest, it really doesn’t seem like a year, it seems more like a couple of months. I’m kinda glad that the anniversary of her passing was on a Wednesday this year cause with youth service on Wednesday’s it kept me preoccupied.
The youth ministry is going really well. God has been and is doing some really amazing things. I’ve had some parents really step up and get involved and become youth sponsors, which is great cause seems to be that students are coming out of the woodwork.
For STL (Speed the Light, is a missions program that provided vechiles and sound systems to missionaries) we’re doing a competition called “the extraordinary race 2009″ I’ll post another blog explaning how the “game” works at another time.
For now, i’ve gotta go and get ready for band rehearsal which starts in about 20 minutes.
Hi and welcome! I decided to try and give this a shot, so we’ll see what happens. Keep it here to hear the ruckus in my head. I hope that you like what you see. I will do my best to try and blog at least once a week…so anyway welcome and enjoy the ruckus in my head