Church staff’s are notorious for not having any fun. Everyone on staffs task list is longer than they can possible do on their own. We get together and talk about all the details of what needs to happen and to get our marching orders, then we run to our corners to scurry around some more. Just as church staff’s fail to celebrate, they fail to share with each other the amazing things God is doing through their ministry.
This is the fourth post in the series 5 Things to Make Church Work More Fun . God is moving in our midst. Sometimes, we fail to see Him; and sometimes we fail to tell others when we do.
Working for the church would be more fun if we would … STOP! … for a second and stand in AWE of what God has done together. Youth Ministers can bring this gift to the staff by sharing stories about how God is invading the lives of teenagers and how we were privileged to be there.
Our staff is still talking about the story I shared about Camp Barnabas (www.campbarnabas.org – a special needs camp where you’ll experience heaven on earth) and what one of our seniors said about their humbling experience of serving someone else and their desire to answer a call to serve others.
Telling stories of what God is doing reminds us of the real reason that we all scurry around in the first place.
CYMT is excited about its newest endeavor, Theology Together. Theology Together educates both teenagers and youth workers as they engage in theological reflection, spiritual practice, vital service, and vocational discernment. The Theology Together process produces reflective action that is embedded in the fabric of youth ministry in all of its contexts. We believe strongly that youth are theologians and belong at the center of tough, life-changing dialogue around faith, relationships, and life. We place teenagers in the driver seat alongside their youth pastors and leaders, equipping each individual to think differently about youth ministry, to provoke a sense of awe and wonder: a WOW moment.
Youth theology is theology built upon the simple doctrinal principle of the priesthood of all believers, and takes that principle right down to its natural conclusion: that all believers, including youth, teens, adolescents, etc. are theologians. It is theology that values all youth as theologians. Here we will share with you how to engage with youth theology in your own ministry.
A few weeks ago, we shared the launch of Theology Together 2.0. Today, Dwight (the director of Theology Together) will be sharing with us one experience […]