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Witnessing: Seeing Something With Your Own Eyes

Here’s a quick 40-second video that I used to introduce my session on “Witnessing” for today’s rebuildmychurch.org online youth ministry conference by Project YM.

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.

Rebuild Online Youth Ministry Conference

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.

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Reckless Abandon

This evening, at the conclusion of our religious education classes at our church, one little boy was left waiting to be picked up.  Five minutes passed, then ten.  Ten became fifteen, fifteen became twenty, and twenty became twenty-five.  Finally, his grandfather came to the door thirty minutes after classes had ended and all the other students had gone home.  Sadly, there wasn’t an apology or thank you…only a nod of acknowledgement after I reminded him to be on time for pick-up.

Conversely, the student was very polite and appreciative of our patience.  In between his phone calls home to see who was going to pick him up, we had a great conversation about school, shopping, and the importance of good hygiene.  To his credit, the 10 year-old was not scared or worried, and he gave me a sincere “Thanks for waiting with me” when he was leaving…in stark contrast to his grandfather.  While grateful for the time and chat, I felt sad that he had to wait (and not just because he had to talk to me…haha) – it felt like he was abandoned – even for a short time.

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