Guest blogger: Jennifer Bond
Each week as we leave the sanctuary we ask this question. When then say “We will go out to be God’s people in the world.” What does that look like? What does that really mean?
There are some things that we do here in the Justin that seem a little crazy from the outside. Making five gallons of Nickelodeon-esque slime to pour onto an intern’s head? A little crazy. Cheering on youth who are being fed chocolate pudding blindfolded . . . by someone else…
About once a month at the Refuge, our Sunday night youth programming, we have a Worship Night, where we gather in the prayer room, worship together, and take on a topic that is relevant to the adolescent experience, but is either too heavy or needs too much time to unpack for us to do on a Sunday morning. This Sunday, we’re talking about self-harm.
This past weekend at the Refuge for All Saints’ Sunday we had our own little canonization service, and honored some perhaps previously overlooked saints, such as beloved coaches and teachers, Brenda Kegans, 9th grader Taylor Ledbetter, youth group alum Chris Vardy, and Dave Alvarado.