Youth Minister

Drivers and Passengers

When you were a child and in the car, you could let your mind wander, change CDs in the player, locate new radio stations, sing, laugh, and get distracted to your heart’s content. Why? Because you were a passenger. You were just along for the ride. That all changes when you are old enough to…

Opportunities

Say you were given an opportunity to have $847 deposited into your bank account every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Would that make you excited? Then you find out the catch, there is always a catch. You must spend all the money each day; whatever you do not spend you lose.…

Pop Quiz

When I was in school, there is nothing I hated worse than a pop quiz! Although I may have been keeping up with the required assignments, required reading, and preparing for the expected tests, the unexpected tests had the potential to wreck your overall average in the class. In our teen class last Wednesday night,…

Garbage In Garbage Out

It never ceases to amaze me when I stop and think just how much our daily lives have changed in the high school setting over the past 30 years. Students used to have to get all of their information and knowledge either from books, TV, or the adults in their lives. This is not the…

Should We Hire Him?

YOUTH MINISTER SEARCH COMMITTEE RECEIVED THIS LETTER. GENTLEMEN, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR PULPIT IS VACANT, I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION. I HAVE MANY QUALIFICATIONS. I’VE BEEN A PREACHER WITH MUCH SUCCESS AND ALSO SOME SUCCESS AS A WRITER. SOME SAY I’M A GOOD ORGANIZER. I’VE BEEN A LEADER IN MOST PLACES I’VE…

Thermometer Vs Thermostat

If I were to ask you the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat, that would be an easy answer…right? A thermostat changes the temperature where a thermometer is changed by the temperature. While preparing this study for our ongoing lessons for the teens, I came across a definition for the two that made me…

Take Inventory

Have you ever worked in a retail store? Every now and then, retail stores have to stop and take inventory to know what they have so they can understand their value. When you take inventory, you begin to list the products that are on the shelves. One by one, you count each item until you…

Is Your Axe Dull?

In our Wednesday evening teen class, we are studying a series of lessons designed to instill biblically-based leadership traits in our teens. We hope to plant a seed in each teen’s heart that will help them recognize that anyone can be a leader, whether it be at school, church, or within their families. Our most…

Highlights

Riverchase has been my home church since 1979, and although I went off to college for much longer than I should have, I still considered this place… home. Although I got married and moved to Atlanta for several years, we couldn’t wait to get closer to home to raise our family. We are thankful we…

Build Sandcastles

People ask me often, “Scott, what do you do for fun?” I love building sandcastles. This past week, my family and I got to slip away for a few days for a vacation at the beach. As I began the building process, many comments and puzzled eyes were buzzing around me. I simply smiled and…