Thanks so much for following my blog! I have some exciting news to share with you!
I am pleased to let you know that the Lord has opened the door for me to become the next Student Ministry Pastor at Melonie Park Church.
Melonie Park Church is “a Gospel-centered family committed to worshipping God, loving people, and making disciples.” They are located in Lubbock, TX and their mission is to, “live out our Christ-centered lives through Biblical Truth, Authentic Community, Genuine Worship, and Loving Outreach.” You can read more about them here: https://meloniepark.org/
As the Student Ministry Pastor (aka Youth Pastor), I will be responsible for ministering to the middle school and high school students at the church. The three main objectives of this position are: to disciple the students, oversee and equip a team of volunteers, and partner with the parents and church staff. I am most excited about having the opportunity to teach the Bible to the young people, invest in this up-and-coming generation, and further develop my ministry skills (and dependence on the Lord).
I am scheduled to begin serving in this position at the beginning of August. As I look forward to what the Lord has in store, I wanted to thank you for the support you have shown for both me, personally, and my ministry.
So, do you have any tips for success in youth ministry? I’d love to hear them!
Wills you are approachable, and live out in honest struggle you don’t hide, the truth you teach; we can relate to you because of this humble no-agenda attitude. And you ask fair inner probing (I see your potential, I want you to grow) questions, calling us to live out Biblical principles. Our youth need men like you. God has already equipped you with a heart seeking to let others meet the Jesus you have met through you. They will be intrigued because they will sense, beyond Biblical knowledge, you meet Jesus every day. Youth, like us all, want to be seen, acknowledged, really heard, and followed up on. Your dad did (does) this well when I was a young people’s gal. I’ll add wisdom & protection to my other frequent prayer request for you.
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Thank you for your encouragement and support!
And so good to hear about how my dad did/ does it, too 🙂
Happy for you in your new position. May the Lord use you in a great way in this very difficult demographic. I think they need a godly example that they know loves and cares for them. Not an older person that acts like a teenager. God bless you. We’re continuing to pray for you.
Thank you, Scott!
(The youth room at this church is full of old couches for the kids to sit on. It made me think of the time you taught my Sunday school class while we sat on the couches at BPCF.)