Monday, August 31, 2009

This Whole Blog Thing

So I decided to write a blog. This is difficult, because I am not a very interesting person. Now I have all kinds of views, pet peeves, leanings, theological inaccuracies, the lot! But I am not real sure that's what we want to read about. Especially since this is linked from our official student ministry web site!

So, perhaps you can suggest topics for me. Football, superheroes, italian food, favorite grandmotherly sayings, theories of animal husbandry, balloon animals, or just simply memory verses for the week. All, well most, okay some, of these topics I actually know something about. But we'll see if it can be interesting.

But since this is a youth ministry blog, I will say something about youth ministry. It is good! haha

Revolution Student Ministry exists to compel students to know and serve God. I just believe that if we can help students CARE about Jesus and other people's needs, then they will have a huge impact on this world. And I think we are accomplishing this. Sure we still have selfish kids who care absolutely nothing more than how their own needs can be served. But we are working on them! We also have kids who maybe care about others only because it makes them look better. But we ALL struggle with that a little. But little by little, meeting by meeting, conversation by conversation, we see improvement.

Thank you, parents, for taking your job seriously. Thank you for not expecting our youth ministry to do your work for you. Thank you for letting us just be the "grad school" of your entire teaching system. Let me know how we can help you even more. (please leave a comment so I will know I have a reader!!)


Jana said...

Good first post, Steve. Keep 'em coming. As far as grandmotherly quotes go, you've probably heard me say my favorite one from my Dad's mom, "Now, ain't that just like God?"

Breck said...

Sometime you should post something like, "Perspectives From a New Father". Like, looking back, what did you do with all your time pre-Francesca? Biggest adjustments, biggest surprises, biggest rewards.

Like, when Jared first came along, there was a period when I requested that my company just pay my salary in Geoffrey Dollars. But it's been so long since I was kidless (and sheesh, look at me now), I'd like a refresher on that time.

bristle family said...

I think it's so neat that you have started a blog! I will be following it! I think it's a neat way to talk about what's going on with the youth. Would also love to hear stories about you and Courtney being new parents and what Francesca is doing!! I just recently started a new blog too. I have found it to be very therapeutic these past few months. It's See you this evening!