Give me a break!
by Jane Wilson on September 11, 2015 in great commission
"I really prefer not ever having any time away from my students," said no youth minister ever!
As youth ministers and lay youth workers, we love students. But, we have a tremendous need for worship experiences, fellowship, resources and training alongside other adults who do in their own churches what we do in ours. We need time with adults who have devoted their lives to serving students. Youth Ministry Conclave provides these things and more.
Conclave will take place at the Arlington Convention Center, October 12-14, 2015.
All the details, as well as scholarship information and registration pricing, may be found... [continue]
I get nervous!
by Jane Wilson on July 21, 2014 in called
Everyone gets a little nervous when they sense God calling them to do something new. It's perfectly normal to feel inadequate. Plenty of men and women in the Bible felt the same way.
Philippians 2:13 is a great passage that provides all we need to know to step forward with courage. Here it is in The Amplified Bible translation:
[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.
Wow! What do I take away from this Scripture?
- It's not done in my strength,
- He works in me
by Jane Wilson on June 16, 2014 in called
Christ's call is clear: "Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19). We do not know the specifics of such an invitation, but we know the Person issuing it.
Every Christian is called by God to serve Him. Some are called to specific places and specific tasks to which others may not be called. All Christians are called to share their faith and to be about Christ's mission in the world, but some Christians are called into what is often referred to as "full-time Christian service", "a Christian vocation" or "the ministry." All of these phrases refer to the calling to a career or vocation that is related to... [continue]