Well, as a couple of you know, and most of you don’t, as of February 1 I will be the new Student Ministries Director at my church. This past week was one of a lot of overwhelming situations that came up, and on wednesday I found out that our Youth Pastor, Dave Halverson, was going to be moving on to fill a new Outreach/Evangelism Pastor role in the church. This isn’t because he feeled that he had failed or wasn’t qualified for the youth pastor position, but he knew when he took the job that it would probably mean moving on to fill a new pastoral position when the opportunity presented itself and the church was ready.
This lead them to ask me to fill in this role that he was leaving behind for at least the next year and half, until I graduate in May 2007. This situation was very very intimidating and I felt a large feeling of inadequacy as to the role. I did not feel like I was really ready to be ‘the man’ and be the one that everyone looks to and the one who sets the pace. The way things are going, our youth staff is going to be really young, but its a great group of people. They are all commited to the goal of bringing the youth to Christ and presenting them complete in Christ.
Then in chapel on thursday R. Kent Hughes was going through II Corinthians 12 and how God was the power that was behind Paul. We are easily misled to think that people of power are the people that God are behind. That shows through the popularity of crusades and healing shows and the like. But the thing is that God is the power behind the weak. even though I feel like I’m very much not ready for this, I know that God will be faithful to be the strength and somehow allow us to be successful with this ministry.