Crazy how fast the last week went…annoying how much more you notice the speed of life the older you get.
As with any new job it is a little overwhelming at first…getting to know everybody’s names, learning the fires that need immediate attention, finding new volunteers all while trying to build a new rhythm to maximize your time. My mind is spinning with a hundred different ideas and where to take the ministry. I think diving in last Wednesday to a 13hr middle school event was great to bond with them and make a memory right out of the gate. Had lunch with a local youth pastor on Friday and have plans next week with another…networking is an important part of any healthy student ministry strategy. Sunday night I got to meet some awesome high schoolers…and attendance was great for the middle of summer. Tomorrow and Friday we are hosting a simulcast of the Leadership Summit. Excited to hear from leaders like: Hybels, Stanley, Ortberg, Jim Collins, Patrick Lencioni, and Condoleezza Rice (future VP?).
Excited to move out here next month and become more active in the community…meeting students and leaders where they are at. Appreciate prayers as I seek to find a good living situation near the church and near students.
Stay tuned. #bigadventure