This past Sunday, I gave my last talk from the Justin stage. I found myself wondering what mattered most to say, of all of the hours spent giving instructions and leading prayers and worship from that stage – what really mattered?
We are back from Camp Barnabas! Over the last week, our youth served at Camp Barnabas in Purdy, Missouri. We had barnstormers, missionaries and cabin parents and everyone did a wonderful job at the tasks they were given.
To all my choir members over the years: thank you for all your time, talents and commitment that you have given to this choir and to me. Your joy, love of music and amazing attitudes have truly made my time with you my favorite part of every week.
I am beyond excited to move into a full-time role within youth ministries! This is a ministry that asks you to bring your whole self to everyone who is a part of it and that is something I see as a real blessing.
One of our graduating seniors asked me earlier this year why I’m in youth ministry. There are a lot of answers to that question, and any of them could be the reason and all of them are very much a part of the truth.
Our class of 2022 entered our Youth Ministries program the same time I did, and I have been here for their entire youth ministries tenure. So it seems only appropriate that I graduate with them as well.