I’ve been involved in youth ministry since, well, since I was in middle school. Like most CRC/RCA kids, I was actively involved in middle and high school youth groups. When I got to college (Calvin), I was involved in various ministries around campus.
After I married my wife, Amy, we became volunteer youth leaders at our church. Amy and I were youth leaders for more than 15 years. During that time, we also volunteered with Youth Unlimited and helped plan and run several conventions. I was on the Youth Unlimited board for many years and just recently left the board.
I’m the Director of Communication for the Reformed Church in America. Yeah, I’m RCA. But if it makes anyone feel better, I’ve spend my life worshiping in both CRC and RCA churches. My folks loved to start new churches and eagerly joined both CRC and RCA plants, so I learned to enjoy the reformed theology of both denominations.
I travel quite a bit in my job, so I love to spend time with my wife and two kids when I have free time. My boys play baseball, so I spend plenty of time at their games as well.
Thanks for your input. I certainly agree that fund raising often works best when various options are tried and each church then identifies what works best for their group and congregation. I am...viewposted on: A "Reformed" Fund Raising Idea
I love this idea John. The question you raise at the end of your post should drive our process far more than the secular school year.
(And thanks for the well-written, graceful response on...viewposted on: Late Winter Blues
Wow, you completely misread my blog. The critical point is that the individuals who are most open to the Gospel and the population that most urgently needs to hear it are between the ages of 4-18...view