Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


Ever wondered… what goes through the brain of a high school teenager?

Well, we’ve done a few things to try and give the students I work with a chance to express themselves and give us some insight into that very question in our high school weekend services lately.

We started out our weekend series this fall with one called, “everyone matters“.

We asked students to write down their “stories” about how these messages were changing their thinking on cards during the third message in the series. We then re-wrote them anonymously and taped them to the wall the following Sunday. We talked about how our stories are all different, but our uniqueness also reinforces how “everyone matters”.

Here’s some of what they said: (click them and they should get large enough to read)

This weekend we’re starting a new series called, “Dear God”.

We stole the name from Saddleback (a series they did last school year) and then we added an iphone/texting theme to it.

Anyway, we had students turn in cards and ask questions about God and life and faith. They asked some great questions. I love the fact that high school students are embarking on the process of becoming true faith thinkers. I try and tell students as often as I can that, “I have no desire to teach you what to think, but rather how to think.” I hope our ministry is producing intelligent and thoughtful followers of Jesus.

You can read their questions here on our high school ministry blog.

Pray for us as we seek to live relevantly and help students find hope and faith in the truth of God’s word this series.

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