The Gospel Herald reminds of how important our role is as youth workers in the church. Here’s a clip: The president of the largest U.S. evangelical body opened up a U.S-focused annual mission conference by emphasizing that youth ministry is the most important factor in changing the culture.NAE President Emphasizes Need for Change in Rising Generation Ted Haggard, president of
I saw this on the news today. While it doesn’t surprise me, it still shocks me. This is all the more reason that the both the family and the church need to be involved in the lives of our teens. We should be concerned about the media that are children are consuming. The music, movies, and TV starts do have
Last Friday was a scary day at the local high school and middle school. A student saw an adult hiding in the stairway in the gym. When the teacher went to check, he ran off and they couldn’t find him. The school put everyone in a lockdown so no one could enter or leave the class they were in. The
I pulled out of my garage this morning and saw white plastic forks sticking out of the ground every few feet in my front yard. Somebody took some serious time sticking forks in the ground. I must say that in a weird sort of way that it is cool that someone took that much time. I wanted to get a
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I’ve been swamped at work and busy every night. I was reading a familiar passage last night in Jeremiah 18 about how God is the potter and we are the clay. I just stopped and reflected on it a while. Am I being “moldable” right now? Am I letting God shape me and
I’ve started a series with the youth on Sunday nights called “Holy Habits” Last week we talked about Why we should study the Bible, and this week we talked about How we should study the Bible. We’ve got a great group of teens, but tonight, either I was too long winded or the rainy weather just got to them, because
Here is a link to a press release about our church. We are starting to work with the Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) of Virginia Tech. They are helping us come us with a master site plan for our church property. I’m excited about the increased visibility that this will bring us in our community. We really emphasized at our
It’s a sad day in the Morris household after we learned today of Steve Irwin’s death. Our prayers go out to his family as they go through such a tragic loss. My kids have always loved the “Croc Hunter” and I have enjoyed his shows over the years. We even have the dvd of the full length movie he did.