Monday, December 3, 2007


a Jesus thought...
In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world. I'm consecrating myself for their sakes, so they'll be truth-consecrated in their mission. (John 17:19)

a Godly thought...
Through the call of Jesus people become individuals. Every person is called separately, and must follow alone. (p84 Bonhoeffer)

a leading thought...
When you control your time you accomplish important goals, and have more time for family and friends. Better planning of your time enables you to give yourself more to others. (p96 Newman)
a Dave thought...
It was a great privilege last night to share at the Balga Youth Service. The worship team did a sensational job with Joel leading us & the behind the scenes work in the setting up & cooking by Megan etc was just as impressive! Liz, the youth worker at Balga has an amazing heart and as the leadership team sat around and ate pasta for supper late into the night, her passion to see young people saved and discipled was so evident.

As Liz, at age 50 is the oldest paid youth worker we have in this territory it was a reminder once again that age has very little to do with success in youth ministry, but having the right heart and passion is everything. History tells us we employ most youth workers at 21yo and they last for an average of 18 months, and although it is often not their fault the journey is often bumpy and short.

So maybe the lesson to be learnt is no matter how cool our workers look if they haven't got heart we are probably just setting them up to fail. A wise man once said "man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart", maybe he worked it out right back then and we are just slow to learn.

Just a thought.

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