TWENTY SIXTEEN (2016)
We're already heading into our 3rd week of this year's School of Innovative Youth Ministry!
It's hard to believe that this is my sixth youth ministry school that I have been part of and while this journey hasn't been easy I'm thankful for the lessons I've learnt and continue learning through leading this course.
Our theme this year is John 10:10 (seen in the picture above)
I love this verse spoken by Jesus because I'm reminded of his purpose and heart for us. He didn't sacrifice his life so that we'd be miserable, depressed, or hopeless. He sacrificed his life that we may know what true life really is...FULL, ABUNDANT, OVERFLOWING-rooted in love, perfect unaltered, not a single ounce of selfishness: LOVE
It's hard for us to fully grasp this but Jesus' agenda wasn't that we follow a whole list of rules and religion.
"God meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be."