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I started attending Kevin’s youth group towards the end of my freshman year in high school. I started going because a couple of my friends were there, and of course there were pretty girls. But the ministry was so incredible that I soon found myself enthralled with the entire group, and especially the leaders. The young men and women who hung out with all of us high school kids were so committed, it was crazy. But of course, I did not know that back then... I just thought that was normal. Fortunately for me, I was in a great ministry system that did not really exist in too many places. This youth group, and its staff especially, were unique.
As I began to spend more time at the youth group during both the midweek program, and eventually the weekend service, the leaders always seemed to be there. They ranged from college kids all the way to adults with kids themselves. But this leadership team was committed to all of us high school students even though they themselves were super busy with life. They gave up night after night, weekend after weekend, and even time beyond that... it is no wonder the youth group flourished and grew, both in size and in faith. They were very unselfish with their time, and were always ready to give more to others. There selflessness reminded me of what Paul wrote to the the church in Philippi:
“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” ~Phil 2:3-4
Because of the time invested in me by these men and women, it spurred my love for youth ministry and wanting to give back. My question is: who are the people who have given selflessly to you in your journey? My encouragement is that you reach out to them and let them know that you appreciate the time that they have put into you. If it weren’t for them, you would not be the person you are today.
Praying for you,