In this six-minute excerpt (from our full 26-minute interview on U Evangelize, we talk about how to live authentically both online and offline. In particular, I talk about how I leverage my Canucks platform to witness to Christ.
In my talk, I spoke about our need to witness to not only the youth we minister to and with, but also to the youth workers that we serve with.
I’m blessed and excited to be presenting at today’s Rebuild Online Youth Ministry Conference. You can join hundreds of youth ministry leaders from across the globe on Tuesday, May 10 at 10am PST and/or 5pm PST (same content in both) for this FREE online conference.
Rebuild brings together a great mix of youth ministry voices from around the world for a two-hour virtual conference experience like no other.
I’ll be presenting on how we can be better witnesses to both the teens we minister to and with AND to our fellow youth ministers.
Hope you can join us! Register here.
Like in the same physical vicinity as him. And actually talking to him.
Not via text. Or Twitter. Or email. Or Facebook.
One-on-one. Face to face.
I’m not going to go on an anti-social media rant or diatribe here. Obviously, I see its merits and understand the blessings that come with it.
But I also see the challenges. In an effort to be more efficient with our time and more strategic in our approach – whether in youth ministry or in general life – we sometimes get caught up in the quantity of our relationships and not the quality of them.
They say that there are two types of people in this world: those that light up a room by entering it, and those that light up a room by leaving it.
Let this be a reminder to us of our important role as youth workers: to “illuminate” the lives of young people by being a reflection of Christ’s abundant and never-ending love. Let us be affirmed in our role: to lead young people closer to Christ and his Church.
This is simple in theory, but not always easy in practice. We should never underestimate this great responsibility. It is a blessing, a privilege, and an honour.
So what type of person are you?