Last week in youth group the high schoolers ate lasagna, assisted in a prank, and reflected on God's calling in their lives!
After a quick bite to eat, we gathered up a wild amount of balloons, and finished up a loving prank on Pastor Eric that the middle schoolers started. If you’d like to read the backstory to that, feel free to go check out the middle school weekly debrief :) Regardless, it was a huge success.
After that we gathered to pray for one another, and dove into Matthew 10 to talk about how Jesus prepared his disciples to go out into the world. If you take a moment to read Matthew 10, you’ll find that it’s not the most hopeful or encouraging scripture in the world. Jesus' call to his disciples was not an easy one, and that same call rests on our lives.
High school is a unique time of finding purpose and meaning, and that tends to go hand in hand with seeking God’s call on our lives. As students discern where they feel God calling them, it’s important to remember that following Jesus is a journey and not a destination.
With all the cultural pressures that exist on our students, the volunteers and I took some time to share about some of the ways that we are still wrestling with God’s call ourselves. We assured them that no matter what they feel called to or gifted in, if they live their lives for the glory of God, they are following a path towards Jesus. Luke 10 records an interaction Jesus has with a teacher of the Law where we hear the simple but profound call to love God and love others (and make disciples). No matter what your students do after high school, if they do it with God at the center, and with a love for people, and try to make disciples along the way - they are on God’s path.
Next week we begin our Christian Sexuality curriculum by talking about the authority of God and Scripture! If you would like access to the entire curriculum, please email me and I will send you an invitation to view that! Otherwise, you can see the parent page HERE!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!