Some of our young people will move seamlessly from “kids in church” to “grownups in church.” If we have practiced loving and respecting them, it will be easy for us to hand over the reins and natural for them to take them.
Graceful retirement looks different for every pastor. The view from this retiree’s perspective will, I hope, erase a few negative thoughts about retirement.
Building a Great Team, by Steve Case and Hubert Cisneros, is the second in a series of five books on the essential qualities that create great youth groups. It introduces four components to help build strong teams so where leaders do not feel they are alone, and for helping teens feel that they are part of something that matters.
Bladensburg has a weekly attendance of between 375 and 400, but their Facebook page has more than 1,200 fans. He says that the church’s social media efforts have had a tremendous impact. “We’ve had people attend service because of our Facebook and Twitter accounts.”