This was just posted over at Youth Ministry Exchange. Here’s an excerpt:
Here’s a thought that will blow your mind. The God of the Universe chose you to help him build the church in your town. Here’s another thought to give you some perspective. The God of the Universe has an enemy, Satan, whose deepest desire is to distract, discourage, debilitate, and destroy you. It’s as if Satan has a special department in the community you live in just for that. Just like there is a Street Department and Water Department, Satan runs the Ministry Destruction Department in your town and people like you are his number one project. Read the rest
I am very proud of the “You Matter” series at YMX. There is a reality in “church world” that most people who work a churches are often discouraged. They are paid to encourage and lift up… and yet the church is a tough place to work. We came up with the idea of You Matter to step in and write a series of articles to and for our friends. The result is amazing! I love that peers are encouraging peers. It isn’t about numbers or time in full time ministry, it’s about practically encouraging one another.