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Are We Doing the Right Things? (video)

Wow… convicting. I was talking with a friend the other day about the evolution of my thinking as a pastor. More and more I’m asking myself the question: “Is what I spend the majority of my time doing, what I should really be doing?” I spend a lot of my time planning events, curating and studying content and resources for teaching venues, archiving and linking video, curriculum and graphics, and other “computer” stuff. It seems to me that the organizational beast needs to be uniquely fed to continue to work. Most of the articles and thinking out there is on how to feed the beast, rather than asking: “Should we be feeding the beast?” Or “are we feeding the right beast?”

Another question: “Is what we are doing in children and youth ministry helping to disciple kids and teens?”

Hmmm…

via Ministry-To-Children
source YouTube

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Passing on the Faith to the Rising Generation is Worth It! (video)

This video speaks for itself. But if I can say at least this: the time spent investing in the life (spiritually, emotionally, and playfully) of a child or teenager is time well spent.

via Kidmin1124
source YouTube

Fall Lock-In 2010 (video)


Last Friday evening (10.1.10) we had a Lock-In with our middle school students (grades 6-8) from 9:00p-7:00a.

Doors opened at 8:30p and after we checked everyone in, we went over the rules of the Lock-In. Here is a run-down of what the evening’s activities were:

  • 9:30p – Dodgeball games
  • 10:30p – Snacks and free time
  • 11:00p – Hide and Seek
  • 12:30a – Snacks and free time
  • 1:00a – Shuffle Your Buns and the Key Game
  • 2:00a – Hide and Seek (take 2)
  • 2:45a – Minute to Win It (60 seconds) games (kicking shoes on a table from 9′ away and keeping 3 balloons in the air)
  • 3:15a – writing Letters to God and prayer time
  • 3:45a – Snacks and free time
  • 4:00a – Movie Time: “A Diary of a Wimpy Kid”
  • 5:30a – Snacks and free time / others can sleep
  • 6:00a – Breakfast: Donuts from the Hayward Bakery and some milk, OJ, and Apple Cider
  • 7:00a – Lock-In OVER

There ended up being over 100 middle school students at the Lock-In that night! It was awesome! We had the best time just playing and goofing off and eating all the snacks that everyone brought. Below is a video from the evening: