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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Youth Ministers on my heart

I am in the middle of the annual conference we do here at NOBTS called "Youth Ministry Institute." I am once again overwhelmed with the potential land mines that dot the landscape of youth ministry--legal issues, girls ministry, technology, parents, programming, postmodernism, kids who want bigger, better, faster, edgier...

I am privileged to share ministry this week with some of the great voices speaking into lives of youth pastors--Pam Gibbs, Paul Turner, Chuck Gartman, Lynn Riley, Rick Morton, Walt Mueller...

I am thankful for the hearts of the men and women who daily invest their lives into the lives of teenagers. How about if you stop right now and pray for youth ministers who you know. Pray to keep discouragement away. Pray for their families. Pray for creativity, a fresh word from God, for mentors to come alongside of them to bless them, for financial resources to make life and ministry happen. Pray that they are living out their calling in living color, totally content with the task God has given them for this day. Pray for the role God would have you take in the lives of students.

I am thankful to have the opportunity to be around these heroes of the faith.

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