Hi. My name is Paul Boice and I’m the new guide for the Youth Ministry Network. What makes me qualified to be the guide? Well, I used to be a youth and now I have two teenage sons.
I’ve also 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’m honored to have the opportunity to work with the Youth Ministry Network. I love youth ministry and have a deep and wide respect for youth leaders who make an incredible impact on young people in our congregations. I have no doubts that I will learn plenty from those who generously share through this social media.
Let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of help in your youth ministry. I have very few answers, but I hang out with really wise people who love to help.