I’m thankful for the opportunities my evolving career is affording me. Over the last couple weeks I can look back and divide my “position” into a few subdivisions, each one has been a fun blessing. This week I’ll post about these blessings in a few different posts.
One of the blessings has been “Speaking.”
Highlands Community Church; Parents of Teens Class: What a wonderful classification huh? The Parent’s of Teens class was a hoot! They were fun, funny and hungry! It was nice to come and be an advocate for youth and youth workers in a way I could never before with the title of Youth Pastor. Great feedback afterwards, I can’t wait to see how P-O-T’s and Youth workers begin to team more and more.
Jesus Focused Youth Ministry Forum: I spoke on “Building Leaders” at the forum. I can look back the volunteer teams God has given me and truly say these people have blessed my life, and the lives of countless teens/families. Speaking on this subject was a pleasure and honor–it afforded me the opportunity to reflect upon these great people!
North Creek Presbyterian Church Fall Retreat: This was a great group to speak to. NC’s Youth Director, Jimmy McPherson, had a younger group in attendance and he utilized his older students in leadership roles and they stepped up to the plate. The three student sessions and one leaders session were a lot of fun.
Highlands Community Church; Charting the Course Training: HCC devoted a full Saturday morning to training their lay staff. They offered some 30 electives for the ministry leaders in Children and Student Ministries. I taught on, “The Parent Factor,” in Youth Ministry. I firmly believe we need to team with parents in reaching the young people today!
This Saturday I’l be speaking at the “See You After The Pole” Party in Burien. This is a rally for all the youth in the greater Burien/West Seattle area (7:00 PM, Saturday, Sept. 27 at Highline Christian). In a few weeks I’ll be speaking to some parents and leaders at a church in Covington. I pray God will continue to bless me with opportunities to bless and be blessed!