Man we have been busy around here. The church has been moving up a lot of our stuff to our new campus and then some of our other stuff to our temporary offices. Now we are in the process of moving our services to the Gym while the indonesian church is moving into our old sanctuary.
On top of that my wife and I have moved and now we are all exhausted.
Youth ministry is going well though we are getting ready to change our name and relaunch to become a new ministry.
All in all it’s exciting times.
Our Church is in the process of replanting to a new location. It’s a very exciting time and we are excited about all the changes that are going to take place. Today in staff meeting we were able to view some of the preliminary plans and I gotta say, very, very, cool.
Every sunday night this summer we have been having a hang out time after our youth service. We have done movie nights, Bon-Fires, we played Kickball, and so on and so forth. Last night we had a BBQ and just hung out at the church. My wife and I received a mini-grill as a wedding present and we used it for the first time last night. Worked great. Will definitely be used again. :o) If you are a youth pastor and you don’t have a mini-grill you should run out and buy it right now. It’s an amazing tool and you can prepare various meat products wherever you want. What could be better.
Last night I was just reminded about the simplicity of fellowship and how great it is for any ministry. To prepare for this hangout all I had to do was spend about 15 minutes in the supermarket, and 5 minutes assembling the grill. Wham-o instant hangout. It was great to see our students just hanging out having a good time. We had basket-ball, skateboarding, people riding bikes around the parking lot, a game of foursquare and of course food. It was great and most of it was spontaeous people just wanting to hang out.
This summer has really been a great time for me to get back to the basicis with ministry. We have been preaching chapter by chapter through 1 Corinthians, if you want to read my notes they are here http://1corinthianssermons.blogspot.com/. Which has really simplified my life, so that instead of being clever and pulling together passages from all over the Bible I can just go through it as the book was written. It’s been great. ANd the hangouts have been so easy and inexpensive and had great results. So far it’s been a great summer