Monday, January 31, 2005

The Power of a Teenager

This past summer, I had one of our students intern with me...she was going into her senior year of high school...one of her potential career options is to be a youth pastor...this girl, Jen, is 18 going on 35...she shows great maturity for her age...anyway, she did a great job as an intern...one of the things she did was to plan out a night of worship and prayer...it was a great night of connecting with God...towards the end of the summer I told her that I would like her to teach during Freefall and Splash sometime during the year...she said she would...we are right now in the middle of an American Idol series, and last night we talked about beauty...this was the lesson she chose to teach...after she was done, I went up to her and told her to not tell our senior pastor about the night...she said she wouldn't, but why not?...I told her it was because I would lose my job so they could make her the youth pastor...she was AMAZING!...she had command of the group (the largest we have ever had), a great mix of serious and very funny, but most importantly, she brought the Word of God...Jen, if I had a vote, would choose the career path of being a youth pastor, because she would be a great one...this was another great reminder of why I do what I do...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree..Jen rocked my face off.
- Ally

clave said...

Will you sell her to me so I will have an awesome intern?