Starting anything - especially a ministry from scratch - can be a challenging and almost overwhelming task. Having made the journey of really starting two student ministries from scratch here are a few principles that I have found transferable no matter the size of your church or culture of your town.
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.
It’s kind of funny how so many people want to be so different, but when they have a chance to truly be different they stick with the regular, the common place, the bland, and generic normalcy of life and ministry.
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
For the last two days my devo has had the word "light" in it. As I was wondering why i was so attracted to the word, my brain finally kicked in and said, “Oh Yeah!" I remembered! This past weekend my friend took me spelunking - (the recreational pastime of exploring wild, generally non-commercial, cave systems).