I can’t believe that I didn’t write about this yesterday and left you guys with the whole Sabbatical post. Yesterday I went to lunch at the school for the first time this year and it was just the remedy for the funk I have been in. Over the summer I get so focused on our youth and on the programs and trying to get us to all of the events and get things planned. What I miss in all of that is why we do all of these things.
I went to the school yesterday and saw all of the students who I have built relationships with, but who don’t come anywhere near church and it reminded me why I do all of the stuff that we do. I had gotten so focused on the program and the people at church that I had forgotten the 500 students who don’t go to church anywhere. Being at the school on Tuesday really opened my eyes and helped me to remember why I go through all of this stuff.
With that said, tonight’s youth lesson went well. It was a high impact sort of night, but it was fun, and I think I actually got my point across. On top of that we had 4 new people and at least 3 people back who have been away for a while. It was a grand time for all. I just get more excited when there are new people at church.