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expressing grace in student ministries

expressing grace in student ministries

I am on a ministry high. I just went to eat ice cream with a student and we talked about her summer, her fight with her boyfriend and how hard it is to trust God when life hurts. This is one of those moments when only these words seem to fit my mood: praise Jesus from whom all blessings flow. Every student I’ve spent time with is a massive sinner and so am I. Expressing grace to teenagers, that’s what I’m passionate about. What are you passionate about?

This church family has many opportunities for expressing grace. As you browse through some of the available options on The Big Red Button on Southwood’s website, please consider how the Lord has gifted and called you. What are you passionate about? What do you love? What causes you to bust out singing the doxology in your car as you drive down the street? How can you express grace?

To assist in finding your answer, the Student Ministries department will be having a Leadership Training weekend in August. If you have never wanted to work with infants to 22 year olds, but are interested in why and how others at Southwood do, please come and listen. If you are bubbling over the top at the opportunity to love on children and students, please come and listen. As you will see on the Big Red Button, we have tasks from baking cookies for High-Life to rocking sleeping infants during worship, to leading a small group for 3rd graders in Sunday School.

I pray that the Lord reveals to your heart where he would like you to join into this body. Come to the training weekend, He may reveal it.