Steve spent most of the day today meeting with Pastor Nelson (his boss man, the head English pastor) and working through a vision for the youth at SCBC and expectations for Steve's role as Youth Pastor. Steve said it was really cool because when they sat down together Pastor Nelson said he had some goals for the youth but wanted to hear Steve's goals first. Steve listed out five goals he had and some of his vision and heart for the youth and as it turns out 4 of Steve's 5 goals were the exact same as Pastor Nelsons (and Steve had touched on the 5th one as well while they were talking). It just felt like further confirmation for both of them that Steve is the right fit for this position and this youth group.
Ultimately, Steve wants the youth to Cherish Christ, Connect with Christ, and Change for Christ. Five specific goals he has set as he begins his ministry include:
- Building a volunteer team of adults to work with the youth and alongside Steve
- Involving the youth already attending the church
- Reaching out to youth outside the church
- Connect and involve the youth group with the broader church body
- Set out a calendar of service activities and events for the upcoming months
He has a lot of other goals and visions but this is where he is going to start and the things he is going to initially work towards.
I'm so excited for him as he sets out to begin working for the Lord and for SCBC and the youth/their families here. I am so proud of him and so in love with the heart he has for the Lord, for others, and especially for the next generation. Please keep him in your prayers as he begins this ministry. I know we are both humbled by what it means to be in a position such as this and to be leading others. It was fun to see his excitement as he came home today but along with his excitement he had weightiness and a burden for the responsibility set before him. Thank you for your prayers and your support!