I just thought about that very thing as I was going to write this blog. We have been talking all this week about our vision and how we must make our volunteers a priority. We must develop them into watchsprings and not leave them as rebar (funny illustration by Ned, but effective)So today in Titus 2 Paul talks about that very thing. You must develop your people. There are just so many examples of this in God’s word starting with Jesus and His disciples and then his smaller group of Peter, James, and John. Ever wonder why people can’t always name the other disciples?We must equip our people to be better and
Well i finished 2 Timothy yesterday and basically it was Paul’s last words to Timothy. You know what he said:
PREACH THE WORD
You know its funny and I mean funny, not like the sarcastic word for troubling, that I spend alot of my time with the tech stuff now but Paul reiterates that Timothy will have trouble but preach the word kid, preach the word.
Do I lose focus with the tech stuff? sometimes
Do I put alot of work into the presentation? yeah so did God look at the temple He wanted
Where should my focus be? The word and people.
I thank God for my experience with UPS. With all of the awesome things that go along with loading boxes plus the fact that I get people that are assigned to me to learn from me. It was so much more than the ugly process. I taught people and that is what was most fulfilling to me.
I pray that my focus would be to reach the volunteers and the kids for Christ. I want to fulfill what Paul told Timothy be about the Word and make a difference for people. Stay focused young one, stay focused.
I have been out of working in any kind of ministry for about 6 months before I moved to SC. The reasons were because I didn’t want the kids in the church that we moved to as a family to be left hanging by a guy that was only there to teach them until the next step in his life. I also didn’t know when that step would take place.
Now I am involved and plugged in again and better than anything else I am doing it full time.
I went to two meetings today, one was with the Children’s ministry team and the vision that they have for the future and how we are going to be set up as a team to effectively minister and another was a blueprint meeting where numerouse people gather to discuss everything that is needed for a large event.
The event that we discussed was: The Summer day camp for kids (VBS). I love that time the kids are pumped, the volunteers are pumped, and as I learned today there is so much work involved. Guess what? I get to be a part of it.
I am just so humbled by what God Himself has placed me in the middle of. I am so incredibly psyched about what is going on and the direction we are going. Look out world and parents Brookwood is going to make a huge impact on your kids and they will love Jesus more than you ever thought possible if we do our parts to honor God with our efforts.
I CAN’T WAIT!!!
bring it on kids I’m ready for ya hahaha
I started at Brookwood today. Besides alot of paperwork I had an awesome day. I worked on a MacBook all day and took it home to just play around and see what I can come up with on Pro Presenter and work with all the tools at my disposal.
I am excited to be involved FULL TIME with a ministry with vision of growing to reach kids for Christ. I can’t wait to use my gifts and abilities to lead them further in their relationship or even intiate their relationships. Keep praying that God will bless our ministry and that God will be honored through our efforts.
I am so tremendously pumped about getting plugged in and adding to an already incredible Children’s team.
Now the search for a dwelling place is on. If you know of something between North Greenville University and Mauldin let me know.
Love you guys
This is my mode of thinking right now.
How can we get kids either further in their relationship to Christ or to begin their relationship with Christ. How can we present the word of God in a relevant, accessible and fun way. These are the 3 things that we want to do at Brookwood.
We want to be relevant. We want to be up to date. We do not want to do GI Joe or the Jungle Book but we want to be involved in Horton Hears a Who and Mim’s Island.
Why? What are kids doing around the world? They are watching these movies, these TV shows and playing with these toys. We want the kids to feel comfortable in order to teach them the word of God.
We want to be accessible. Different people have a different knowledge of the Bible. This is especially true with Children. We want to make it a priority that our services are accessible to all kids no matter their knowledge of God’s word. We also realize that the Holy Spirit Himself will bridge the gap of understanding but we must to do our part to commit our teaching to reach all regardless of prior knowledge.
We want to be fun. Why is this a requirement of our ministry? Shouldn’t we focus on sound teaching and hope that it is fun? That is not a bad question but why can’t you be both? God is capable of all things. We want God to work on kids hearts and bring them closer to Him. But to bring kids back it needs to be fun. We are doing our job by knowing that kids need to have fun. We are presenting the message in a way that relates to kids and trusting God with the results.
All of these things are individual goals but also must work hand in hand with one another. If their isn’t a balance then we aren’t fulfilling our mission. This is where my heart is and I can’t wait to get started.
Pray that God would bless my efforts by seeing people from volunteers to children go further in their relationship with Christ because of my efforts.
Well now that I am employed the vision is starting and boy am I excited. I need to know some video editing stuff. What do you think is the best? What should I look for in the future coming out to really make videos awesome? These are questions I am looking for the answer to. Let me know what you think.