My dear friend, colleague, and fellow cohort member, Mr. Rob Tims, came up from Nashville to teach my graduate youth ministry class yesterday. It was great to see him in dialogue with my students and hear him share about the changes in youth ministry today. I was challenged to reconsider how I need to prepare future youth ministers and pastors in regards to the youth culture.
Next week Nathan and Bethany Gaddis will be special guests in my classes. Nathan is my former roommate and long-time friend. He currently serves as a the creative arts pastor at FBC Naples, FL. I can’t wait to hear what he has to say to my students about megachurch ministry and the modern youth worship movement.
Finally, later in October, my dearst and best friend (besides my wife) the good and right reverend Brandon Tiberius Carrier will be sharing with all my classes. He is currently serving as the associate pastor of Pioneer Bapt. Church in Harrodsburg, KY. He is going to teaching how to expositionally teach the bible to teenagers for my youth class and how to prepare discipleship material for my edu. ministry class.
The month of October is filled with special guests, friends, and great opportunities to learn new things.