Monday, March 22, 2010

March update

Brian here with an update on March-

Life continues to be busy around here between Mary working...and searching for new work and my school and internship at the church, and then there is that little guy that has entered out life.

I am in my last semester of classes before I student teach next fall. Hallelujah!! It sure has been a long road and though I am thankful for it, I can't say I will be sad to see it come to an end.

The internship is going well. I have gotten my hand into a lot of different ministries:
With the help of 7 other guys we have started a men's ministry at our church. I have spent much time researching men's ministries form across the country and have found it to be one of if not the hardest ministries to maintain while at the same time being one of the most important. Many churches have an idea of making men into workers in the church and then pray that at some point they will become disciples. Not only does this lead to burnout, it is unbiblical. Jesus says to make disciples (Matt 28:19) and pray for workers (Matt 9:38). I'll spare you the rest but that is at least something to think about.

The other big portion of my work at the church is youth work. I have been teaching 11th and 12th grade Sunday school this year. I just spent the last 6 months teaching the Westminster Confession, awesome material, but difficult to relate to teenagers how a 400 year old document is relevant to their everyday life.

This will be the second year that we have done youth Sunday a our church (same day as Mother's Day) all the youth serve in just about every aspect of the worship services (ushers, greeters, nursery, music, etc). My part this year will be to preach in all 3 services! This is a great honor and a huge task. I have preached at small chapels, retirement communities, and a rescue mission before, but not my home church, it's an exciting opportunity. The text will be Proverbs 31:1, 25-31- Outline headings: The glory of womanhood, A mother and her children, A wife and her husband, and the gospel in Proverbs. I don't actually have any experience being a woman, a wife, or a mother...but I have known a few, so we will see how this pans out.

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