So, on Wednesdays, we take our Youth Group to the Beach. And it’s awesome. Because we love our teens and they love the beach.
We play games that make them laugh.
And then we have hang out time. Where they, you know, hang out.
This past week, we even played dodgeball. It was a little tricky, but we made it work.
This guy continues to amaze me. Because he’s served as a Youth Pastor for 14 years now, and he continues to be awesome at it.
But it’s not just about us and how we lead. It’s about our desire to invest in the students who are part of our group. It’s about empowering them to lead and to share. Which is exactly what three of them did last night. And they were great. And we were so proud of them.
Last night’s devotion consisted of talking about treasures that were lost and then found. So Jeremy buried a treasure in the form of a $5 bill. Unfortunately, during the lesson, it proved to be unfindable. However, that did not deter the enthusiasm of many teens digging around in the sand. Thankfully, later on, someone did find it and overall they listened to some great parables (which were stories that Jesus told) and learned a few things in the process as well.
All in all, it was a wonderful night with some pretty awesome teens. We will continue to meet throughout August, so if you have a 7th-12th grader that wants to play silly games and hang out and learn things about Jesus, send them to us. Drop off and pick up both happen in the church parking lot and are at 6:00pm and 8:30pm.
PS… please pardon the un-editing of these pictures… Thankfully, the beach pretty much makes everything look awesome as is 🙂