The creation story, in Genesis, shows us how creative God is. Like an artist putting brush to canvas, a world of spectacular beauty was created. We serve a creative God, who uses extremely creative methods to show us who He is and how He loves us.
I’ve been called many names throughout my life, some nice and some not so nice. I’ve grown to accept the compliments and dismiss the criticisms. However, in college I was called something that I had never heard before – INTROVERT!
Being a millennial, I feel as though, I have a keen sense to sniff out inaccuracies. I have a tendency to go looking for them. For lack of a better term, we are a generation of cynics and over-analyzers.
I am guilty, and not only by association, to belonging to a generation of know-it-alls
Long before I attended bible college, or even before I was called into ministry, I was a high school student that was given the opportunity to serve as a student leader. It was during those years and through those experiences that I fell in love with youth ministry. When I look back on that time serving in my youth group, I can see how that responsibility, along with the trust and guidance of my youth pastors, developed and molded the person I am today. Now as a youth pastor myself, I've chosen to lead and nurture my students using a similar template.
What is the liturgy of your ministry? Sometimes, the word “liturgy” brings forth an understanding of “traditional worship.” In reality, the word simply means “the work of the people.” In its root form, the word was used to describe a civic project, like the building of an aqueduct. Basically, it is what the community builds together...