Wednesday, September 3, 2008


The above video was used as the closer at last week's Fall Kickoff. It is also the promo for the new sermon series our High School portion of 180 Youth Ministries will be starting tonight: We are living in a Digital World & I am a Digital Girl!

The beginning of the school year is always such an exciting time. We see so many new faces and the return of a lot of familiar ones. There are always a lot of neat activities right at the start of school. Our Discipleship groups get back off the ground after the scattered summer months. It is always a refreshing time.

This school year I am feeling particularly burdened to build closer relationships. We often get so caught up in all the activity that we miss opportunities to just share in each others' lives. This year I am looking forward to getting closer to the guys in my D-Group. I am looking forward to loving new people who come in to our ministry. I am looking forward to more and more students taking on responsibilities which free me to take more time for people.

I am also excited about all our Freshmen!! I am really praying that we as a ministry can help them connect with God and the other students in this ministry.

So, I am really excited about this year, but I want to hear from you. What are your expectations? hopes? desires? fears? about this year?

May the God of all peace and grace bless you.


† Amber † said...

This year...hmm...
Well, our FCA has yet to meet once. So it's probably going to be another dud. And I don't have the time or energy left to help it start off.

All I can hope for is graduation..then some sick miracle that's going to put me in SBU as close to "free of cost" as possible.

Then I'll spend the next semester of college trying to figure out what to do with my life, because my parents expect me to know that already.

What do I expect? Lots of stress. Lots of worry. Lots of messed up relationships with friends.

And a very small dose of God, because for some reason...He tends to get shoved out of the picture.


eh, didn't think so.

Charles Hood said...

This sounds great! The kids need to learn how to use tech and not let tech take over and use them. It's a hard line to walk