Want a sneak peak of this summer’s weather? This is from the Weather Channel and I don’t agree with them all the time, but I think they are pretty much on this…
I’ll give you another hint. That’s what it’s going to look like this winter too. El Nino is forming off the coast of S. America and we’re going to see the beginning of that this summer.
It was a great weekend.
Kandace clogged up a storm…
Clara was a pretty little peppermint…
Sure proud of my dancers!
And then…it was year #7.
What am I talking about?
Rite of Passage of course…
Here’s one of the eight young adults to go through Rite of Passage this year.
That’s Brooke Phillips.
Here’s the entire crew…
That’s a fine looking crew isn’t it!!
That was the banquet on Saturday night. We had a wonderful barbeque dinner with the families.
I have such a heartfelt passion for our young adults. I love them and their families dearly!
On Sunday morning we had the ceremony. We symbolize the fact that these young adults are receiving the baton of faith from their parents.
Here’s the pass from the Keith and Kim Anderson to their son Scott…
Look at the resolve on Scott’s face:
This fire’s me up!
This is one of my most favorite moments in our church life each year. We are coming alongside the parents and saying, “We value and love your children and we want to see them be about the Father’s business and grow as young adults.” It’s wonderful!!
Another fantastic year and another fantastic crop of young adults. Way to go young men and young ladies!
You know what…
This is beginning to catch on. I’ve been talking about this for a long time. So has Dr, David Black.
I was introduced to this book back in 2007, but he wrote it in 1999. Brother Dave…folks are starting to get it.
I got this in the mail the other day at church…
1/168. Many churches only have 1 hour out of 168 hours each week to disciple the next generation: IT’S NOT ENOUGH. Here’s the backside of the card…
There are some really big-time “Youth” names on there like Greg Stier of Dare 2 Share. They are starting to get it. They are starting to see that you can’t just entertain young adults (teens) and think they will hang around after they graduate. We have to do two things:
#1 Make CERTAIN they are truly born again
#2 Involve them. Give them a job
If we’ll do these two things…then the church becomes their church, and NOT just their mom and dad’s church.
I just taught this at the Raleigh Chinese Christian Church.
This is the youth pastor, Pastor Jerry.
We look like brothers don’t we. He desires to move the church in the direction of ROP. I really love those dear folks down there in Cary, NC.
As you know I was recently in Kentucky teaching this. Point is… I really believe folks are starting to get it!
I mentioned in the last post about the myth of the modern gospel message. I’ll return to that next time. Truth is…there are a lot of myths in Christendom today. I so wish we could get back to following Scripture and not these “flash in the pan” methods.