Last night we ate pizza, prayed, played 9 square, and shared some of our favorite memories from the last year!
As I reflect on the past year, I am overwhelmed by God's goodness. I'm so grateful for the core of students that were consistent attenders from day one, but also all the new faces who have started coming. All the silly nights of dodgeball or super smash bros, the times of prayer, the (often distracted) but beautiful times when I could see that students were really getting what the lesson was about - I praise God for them.
I'm also so grateful for all of you, and the time and effort that you have put in to your students spiritual development. I look forward to having a summer to plan more ways that I can connect with you all to be a better partner as we look forward to another year of ministry.
Summer is just around the corner, and I don't want to lose the consistency that we have worked so hard to build over the last eight months. I'm still planning to have a middle school event on the calendar at least once a month, and plenty of opportunities for your students to jump in and serve throughout the summer.
I'll leave you with the same verse I shared with your students last night - "But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ." Php. 3:7-8
It's my hope and prayer that these students understand the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus, and I am humbled to be a small part of that journey.
See you all around :)