Tuesday, December 11, 2007

RAW Leaders

a Jesus thought...
From there he went all over Galilee. He used synagogues for meeting places and taught people the truth of God. God's kingdom was his theme—that beginning right now they were under God's government, a good government! (Matthew 4:23)

a Godly thought...
Our activity must be visible, but never be done for the sake of making it visible. (p141 Bonhoeffer)

a leading thought... (Nehemiah and the dynamics of effective leadership by Cyril J.Barber)
The force of prayer is greater than any possible combination of man-controlled powers, because prayer is man's greatest means of tapping the infinite resources of God. (p25 Barber)

a Dave thought...
Last night it was my privilege to take the RAW leaders (Box Hill Youth) out to say thanks for all their work & commitment. When I decided to take on the youth ministry 6 months ago to fill a hole that had been left, I asked the leaders to sign a covenant that included soldiership and these 12 committed themselves to heavy program and to high personal standards.
So as I tried to be creative I thought I would take them on a mystery bus tour which was actually a 3 stop dessert extravaganza. Winton & June Knop treated us with crepes at 8pm, Sonia & Scott Jeffrey followed this up with mini pavlovas at 9pm & we concluded at 10pm in Collingwood with fruit kebabs with Heather, Danielle & Shaun. It was a sweet night:)
So thanks to Perri, Miriam, Steve, Dustin, Andy, Ryan, Amanda, Kirsten, Phoebe, Kat, Rachel & Dave. Youth ministry is not always easy but without leaders who are willing to commit and learn through the good and tough times it is not even possible.

Just a thought.

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