Every year for Christmas, I like to combine my love for the Canucks and my love for music. The result: Canucks Christmas Carols!
Here’s a look at the Canucks Christmas videos we’ve done over the years. They have a combined 70,000 views between them.
2017: Canucks Christmas Carols Volume 2
Three years after our original Canucks Christmas Carols video, Marie and I are back with more Canucks-themed Christmas songs.
We enlist the help of broadcaster Joey Kenward and we went with an 80s theme.
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Continue reading Canucks Christmas Carols (2010 to now)
Advent is about waiting. Anticipating. Expecting. Preparing. Hoping.
This sounds a lot like youth ministry to me.
We wait for youth to commit their lives to Jesus. We wait for them to arrive so we can start our youth gatherings. We wait for their parents to come pick them up at the end of our events.
We anticipate the arrival of youth at our gatherings with our eyes fixated on the door. We anticipate their confusion or their silence when we are preparing small group discussions. We anticipate their excitement when we announce the dates of retreats and rallies.
We expect the youth to behave when they are at Church. We expect that more youth will come out to social events than teaching nights. We expect that Father will ask us “So how many people came to youth ministry last night?”
We prepare prayer services, social justice excursions, and skits. We prepare snacks to serve the youth either before, during, or after the gathering. We prepare them to be able to share their testimonies with a world that so desperately needs to hear them.
We hope that we are making a difference in the youths’ lives. We hope that they make good decisions especially in the face of temptation. We hope that their homes are stable and that their friends are good.
Most of all, we love them where they are at and we lead them to an encounter with Jesus Christ.
Just as Christ entered the world to love and encounter us.
What’s the first thing you check out when you enter a hotel room for the first time?
What your biggest fears?
Mine range from spiders to the Canucks not winning a Stanley Cup during my lifetime.