Having served in youth ministry for 20 years, one of the joys, and unpredictable elements is, ‘where will my students end up.’ I refer to “my students’ to include the former athletes I have coached, as well as youth leaders. I have served in ministry and coached in places, including; Saskatchewan, Washington, Minnesota, California and finally, Kansas.
My biggest joy comes from witnessing what I taught students, and seeing them passing God’s truth on to others. I love that I get to see former students at denominational gatherings like Kara, Amy, Christian, Kara M., Nicholas & Drew who are now leading others. I kicked Drew out of youth group one time and he is now a youth pastor in rural Alaska. Maybe I should kick out more students! Also, this job sometimes makes me feel old. When at Bluewater Camp in MN, I saw the kid who almost drove me out of ministry, now counseling others.Read More