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Start a Revolution!

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As I watched this video (and others like it) I couldn’t help but wondering… what can we do?

Two quick realities:
FIRST – It’s scary out there in vocational youth ministry. Let’s acknowledge the reality that the average youth worker is not far from poverties grasp.
SECOND – If someone really wanted to start a revolution in their community, they’d stand up and say… we can do something about this.

Let’s celebrate a tribe of youth workers who transform their ministries to advocacy for the struggling, for the newfound homeless, and the silent hurting. (Not that being poor implies you’re automatically hurting.)

My prayer for fellow church leaders is that we continually ask– How can we be good news in this neighborhood? Right here. Right now. In this situation.

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2 thoughts on “Start a Revolution!

  1. Adam,
    I Can relate to this video and your comments, have had several in my Middle School group share about how they are struggling with mom or dad being out of work and the life changes that have come with it. Very heart breaking! We just continue to pray for and encourage, and are looking ourselves for ways to minister in such a time of need. The last 3 years we’ve held a back to school program which provides backpacks and school supplies
    It also reminded me of what Paul wrote in Philippians 4:11-13, about being at peace in any circumstance, this is a lesson that my family and I have had to learn personally in the past couple of years while going back to school, and usually the story I’m able to share with my students.
    Would appreciate any ideas you guys might have as other ways to minister to these young people.

  2. Adam,
    I Can relate to this video and your comments, have had several in my Middle School group share about how they are struggling with mom or dad being out of work and the life changes that have come with it. Very heart breaking! We just continue to pray for and encourage, and are looking ourselves for ways to minister in such a time of need. The last 3 years we’ve held a back to school program which provides backpacks and school supplies for all ages, the first 2 years we didn’t have near enough supplies to meet the demand but this year we were also able to help a church in Nacogdoches meet some needs with our surplus. God is Great!
    This also reminded me of what Paul wrote in Philippians 4:11-13, about being at peace in any circumstance, this is a lesson that my family and I have had to learn personally in the past couple of years while I have returned to school, this is usually the story I’m able to share with my students.
    Would appreciate any other ideas you guys might have as ways to minister to these young people and t.heir families.
    Thank You for all you do!
    Gary

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