Our weekly Life In Student Ministry Skypecasts are quickly becoming a highlight of my week. I love connecting with you all LIVE online to discuss issues, ideas, struggles, and praise reports about our “life in student ministry.” I learn a lot from you all. Thank you so much for your input into my life and ministry.
Due to my youth group’s missions trip to Belize, I’ll be unable to host our weekly Skypecast for a couple weeks. In fact, the next Skypecast is on Friday, July 11, at 1:00 PM Central Time. Be sure to mark you calendar for that one, though, because it’s going to be a very valuable time for all of us. Steve Quatro, a professor at Azusa Pacific University, is developing a service for students who are sensing God’s calling to vocational ministry. He is working hard to interface with youth workers in this endeavor and is looking forward to talking with us a bit about two things: 1) About our experiences with students who are considering vocational ministry; and 2) How we, as youth workers, can help move students in that direction when they feel the Lord tugging on their heart. Check out their website at www.ministryasvocation.org for more information.
There will also not be a Skypecast on July 18 (I’m traveling again), but we’ll probably resume our regular weekly schedule on July 25. The weeks following it are jammed with a lot of other great upcoming topics for discussion:
- The balance between “fun” and Bible study in youth group
- Working with students who suffer from depression and eating disorders
- Evaluating the spiritual depth of our youth ministries
- Our dreams for our youth ministries
- Getting parents involved in the spiritual lives of their teens
- Problems of youth group as a “minichurch”
Of course, there will always be time dedicated to whatever needs you want to bring to the table for discussion, too.
For more information about the Skypecasts, including info on how to access it each week, check out the Skypecast page.
Click the Play button below to listen to a highlight clip of a past Skypecast:
Posted on June 16, 2008