Being recognized by random people

Today I read Marko’s post about feeling kinda weird after being recognized in Starbucks by a random youth pastor. It brought to memory a time several years ago when I was at the YS National Youth Worker’s Convention in Atlanta. A random lady, in a VERY crowded elevator, asked me about my Nashville tee-shirt. I told her I worked for a youth ministry there, she asked which one, I said, “ZJam Youth Ministries,” and she exclaimed, “You mean the one with Bill Scott?!!” I said yes and she started telling me how much she loves the radio show. Then she asked me what I did for ZJam and after I told her I authored the online NeXT STeP Bible Studies, she just freaked out. I was seriously ready for that elevator to reach a destination because I was feeling pretty uncomfortable along with everyone else in there, I’m sure. She asked, “Are you Tim Schmoyer?!!” and when I told her I was, she got even more excited and told me how much she loved the Bible studies I wrote and how her youth group uses them as their weekly curriculum. Thankfully the elevator stopped and I just pretended that it was my floor and got off. It was seriously weird. I took the stairs the rest of the way.

Posted on August 4, 2006

  • Phillip

    This has nothing to do with your post, but I really like the new layout of your blog.

  • Tim,
    Thanks for your comments on my blog, “Now THAT’S a Youth Ministry!”. My husband, the pastor of our church, has made the same comment you did for years (the youth are the church of today). We have always believed that strong, committed youth are a necessary part of revival life in any church. Pray for us when you think of it. We currently have no youth pastor and need one. My husband and I are mentoring as many as we can but have other responsibilities thast cut into our time for that. We do it because we think it’s the most important thing we can do. Bless you in your ministry. I pray you will continur=e to have great fruitfulness. — Cynthia Stipech

  • Whoah! You’re THAT Tim Schmoyer!?

    Just kidding…



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