I get the special privilege of leading two sessions at the annual KBC Youth Ministers Spring Retreat in Georgetown, KY later this spring. Joe Ball, KBC Youth Ministry Director, came to our campus back in November and helped me lead our inaugural Think Again conference. After the conference, he asked if I would be willing to lead a couple sessions for him at his annual retreat. 30 to 40 youth pastors will be gathering to be encouraged and equipped.
I am really honored to be used by God to serve these men and women who lead teenagers all over our state. They work hard and are often unpaid and unappreciated by their congregations. They give so much of their time, energy and passion to see students come to faith in Christ and be discipled toward greater spiritual maturity.
Can you imagine what our state would be like spiritually without teenagers serving in VBS, teaching children in Backyard Bible clubs, on mission trips, doing construction through Kentucky Changers, and sharing the Gospel with their friends? And usually they are led to do these things by their youth ministry leaders.
As a former youth minister in KY and TX and now as one who is training the next generation of youth ministers on the college campus, I hope I can encourage these heroes of the faith to keep fighting the good fight.