Tomorrow night at 10:00 PM the youth staff and myself leave the church parking lot to make the 10 hour drive to Nashville. With all the craziness ahead of us at NYWC, I pledge the following to keep my focus on track:
I will encourage other youth workers in any way possible.
I will listen more than speak.
I will write down every idea I have for improving the ministry at Redeemer.
I will use this as an opportunity to challenge the Redeemer volunteers in weak areas.
I will use this as an opportunity to encourage and affirm the Redeemer volunteers in areas of strength.
I will be willing to make myself vulnerable and privately share ministry struggles with at least one other youth pastor.
I will not compare my ministry to anyone else’s ministry.
I will spend more time reading my Bible than the schedule.
I will pray each day for every individual student, every volunteer, and for our Sr. Pastor, Roland Boyce.
I will humble myself and assume that everyone there has something to teach me.
I will allow myself to relax and not feel pressured by the schedule.
I will always keep my heart open to the change God wants to make there.