Archive for August 28th, 2008

Get A Free One-on-One Youth Ministry Mentor

My friend Tim Schmoyer over at Life in Student Ministry is making a great opportunity available for youth leaders.  If you’ve been in youth ministry for 2 years or fewer and would like to have a FREE one-on-one youth ministry mentor for 10 weeks, read the official Youth Ministry Mentorship page. The link to the application is there. It’s open to anyone who serves in youth ministry in any capacity, whether that be on a volunteer basis or as a full-time youth pastor.  This is a very exciting opportunity for new youth pastors/leaders to get some very practical advice and tools for longevity in ministry.  The Youth Ministry Mentor Team is made up of youth ministry veterans who desire to see more Kingdom growth through passionate youth ministries.

I myself am very excited as this is a new opportunity for myself to be involved in training and equipping a youth pastor through a mentoring relationship.  The application period is open for only 2 weeks. After Tuesday, September 9, no further applications will be accepted. So Read an overview of the mentorship and apply here.

Special thanks go to YouthBytes.org’s sponsorship. This program is offered free of charge to everyone who participates! They’re covering the cost of purchasing and shipping all the necessary books and resources you get as an accepted participant of the mentorship.

YouthBytes.org creates video curriculum for youth groups that contains some of the most outrageous stunts I’ve ever seen, all for the purpose of illustrating Biblical truth. Check out some of these crazy video clips to see what I mean.

Dreams

I’ve been reading Erwin McManus‘ new book Wide Awake.  In it he says this:

“What you care about

         is what you dream about.

                   Your passions fuel your dreams.”

That quote has been resonating within for the past couple of days.  I’ve been thinking more on what my dreams are.  What are the big, God-sized dreams that I have that I need God to get involved in for them to become reality?  I’ve got lots of dreams.  I have many God-sized goals for my life, my family, and my ministry.  Some of these dreams are just fluff that I know are not worth losing any sleep over at all, but there are those that I can’t let go of.  The dreams that I can’t let die.  The ones that I need to revisit and keep pressing in to make happen.

What are your dreams?  What are the things that you, and you alone, are called to do?  Are they big?  Are they so big that they must have the hand of God involved for them to occur?

Let’s dream.  But also agree to wake up and work hard to make our dreams a reality.