"That was close, a little too close." Those were my thoughts that afternoon. What if they had chosen me? The summers of my teen years a number of congregations in the Pensacola area helped sponsor the annual Southeastern Soul Saving Workshop on the campus of the University of West Florida. The part of the workshop specifically for … Continue reading That was Close
You hear it all the time. "Kids today." Adults stating concerns about the future as they look at the youth of today. If we only watch the news, I can see how we can have great concerns. Shootings, protests, and lootings carry top billing. News groups share edited interviews of selected young Americans that seem … Continue reading Kids Today
One of the great things that happens in youth ministry is the training our young people acquire in the area of service. Yesterday J Hall took about 15 young people from Central and a few adults to the West Alabama Food Bank. WAFB distributes food to low income families in a variety of ways. They … Continue reading Learning to Serve
I spent the first part of the week at a conference designed to help me (and others) be Better Preachers. It was a great two days, I am glad for the opportunity I had to attend. Last night a young man responded asking for prayer. I talk about that response in today's video blog: http://youtu.be/Wa0sXf4HqSs … Continue reading An Example from a Young Christian
This past Friday, Amy took the MAT at the University of Alabama as she continues her education with the goal of a Masters Degree in Education. Since Andrew was helping his grandfather with a construction project, I took the day to go with Amy so we could eat out and shop together. While she was … Continue reading What an Example
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, … Continue reading The Great Shepherd
The Summers of 1979-83(?), a number of congregations in the Pensacola area helped sponsor the Annual Southeastern Soul Saving Workshop on the campus of the University of West Florida. Part of the workshop was specifically for teens held at Gateway Church of Christ. 300 - 400 teens would listen to speakers like "Cool Joe" Beam, … Continue reading It Was Pretend – or Was It?