important announcement about this weekend

December 28, 2007

Even though I just sent an e-mail to everyone on my mailing list, I thought that it was important to restate that we have moved this Sunday’s Journey Reunion to Monday evening.  We will be meeting from 8:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. on New Year’s Eve for some hang-out time, food, and games. 

 There will be a prayer service from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M., so we will gather together in the youth room at 8:30 P.M. 

Just like the Journey Reunion, bring your favorite game and a friend. 

If you have any questions just let me know. 

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announcements

December 13, 2007

Real quick, here are a few important reminders for the next couple of weeks:

1. There will be two opportunities to serve in December.  Also, for those that participate you will get a free “I Love Saturday” t-shirt:

     a) Dec. 18th.  Meet @ 1:00 P.M. at the Cross Lanes United Methodist Church (CLUM) to wrap gifts and pack baskets for delivery. 

     b) Dec. 22nd.  Meet @ 7:30 A.M. at Perrow Church.  One group will help a couple of members from Perrow Church.  Another group will go to CLUM by 8:00 A.M. to help deliver the food baskets for Christmas. 

     Don’t forget to sign-up in the hallway by the fellowship hall!!

2. The Journey will not meet the last two Wednesday’s of December. 

3. The Journey Reunion will meet the last Sunday of this month from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Perrow Church. 

If you have any questions feel free to get a hold of me.  


something funny and lighthearted

December 7, 2007

For whatever reason I was just thinking that I have not heard or experienced anything really funny lately.  You know, a good joke or something that caused a great deal of laughter.  After I was thinking about this, I was reminded of the Proverbs, which say, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17.22).

On one hand, it is amazing how laughter and a joyful heart is like a good medicine to the soul.  On the other hand, it is amazing how bad moods, feelings, hopelessness and despair can really crush a person. 

With that I have two things.  One, we need to be reminded that we have to encourage and support one another when we are down and broken.  Two, if anyone has a good joke or a funny story, I would love to hear from you! 


just 1

December 6, 2007

Last night marked the beginning of a new season in the life of those in the journey.  We are beginning to march forward from our fortified position behind the four walls of Perrow Church, into the community of Cross Lanes and beyond.  In our marching forward as soldiers of the LORD, we are battling with the forces of darkness (Ephesians 6) in winning over our acquaintances, friends, family, school, neighborhood, teammates, and so on, to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Did you know…

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the greatest youth ministers ever are…

December 6, 2007

Dads.  That’s right, dads.  I will not be able to share a length about this today, but it is a thought that has been on the forefront of my mind recently.  The church and particularly some young guy, say 27, that uses a lot of hair product to spike up his hair, that has been married for two years, and has been raising his own children for two years, is not the greatest youth minister. 

Fathers have been called out by God to lead their wives and children in the things of God.  Since this is the case, there is a certain power that God gives to fathers in leading their families in such a way that no other person will ever receive.  Husbands have been called to lead their wives (Ephesians 5.15.33) and fathers have been called to lead their children (Ephesians 6.1-4).  So, this means one as myself has been called to come alongside of fathers and families in serving them in a way that both encourages and equips them in their God given role and responsibility (Ephesians 4.12) and not to take it away from them, but rather empower them. 

For instance, we read….

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the greatest youth ministers ever are…

December 6, 2007

Dads.  That’s right, dads.  I will not be able to share a length about this today, but it is a thought that has been on the forefront of my mind recently.  The church and particularly some young guy, say 27, that uses a lot of hair product to spike up his hair, that has been married for two years, and has been raising his own children for two years, is not the greatest youth minister. 

Fathers have been called out by God to lead their wives and children in the things of God.  Since this is the case, there is a certain power that God gives to fathers in leading their families in such a way that no other person will ever receive.  Husbands have been called to lead their wives (Ephesians 5.15.33) and fathers have been called to lead their children (Ephesians 6.1-4).  So, this means one as myself has been called to come alongside of fathers and families in serving them in a way that both encourages and equips them in their God given role and responsibility (Ephesians 4.12) and not to take it away from them, but rather empower them. 

For instance, we read….

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what went down this weekend

December 3, 2007

As I mentioned before, I went out of town this past weekend to Wake Forest, NC.  During my stay, I had the privilege of attending a conference on integrating the family and church.  Basically, the whole general premise was, “How can the church best be structured to support, encourage, and equip parents in their roles as the primary disciplers and disciplinarians?” 

Why would an organization even ask such questions in the first place?

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