Don’t Waste this Transition

It has been a pleasure to serve the youth and their families at Vann Avenue Baptist Church. I am reminded of Pastor Eric’s 2010 New Year’s message when he challenged all of us to start something we cannot finish. Although I did not start the youth ministry at Vann, I do believe we helped give it some shape and meaning as we go and it continues. In fact, my purpose for this last post is to provide some encouragement and insight as the youth ministry continues in this transition period.

Sunday Mornings

I am very thankful for Roger and Becky Seitz. As they continue to lead our youth in our Sunday school ministry, they begin teaching on the topic servanthood evangelism in the month of August. What a timely topic as the new school year approaches for our students. We also will be privileged to have Pastor Eric and Chastity spending some time with the youth during Sunday school during the month of August.

Sunday Nights

We also have a great team put together for the transition period on Sunday nights. The youth will be blessed to have Jason Elpers, Polly Todd, Jeff Wagner, and Tara Wagner serving and leading. Jason will be continuing with the topic of servanthood evangelism and challenging the students to apply this topic both corporately and individually  in the areas God has placed them to display and share His love. They might even get to play Catch Phrase if Jeff has any say.

Wednesday Nights

The youth will be starting a new series on Wednesday evenings (6PM-6:45PM) titled Don’t Waste Your Life. You won’t want to miss this night! Jeff and Tara Wagner will be leading through this series and challenging the youth to think about their lives and what a life not wasted looks like before God. “God created us to live with a single passion: to joyfully display his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. The WASTED LIFE is the life without this passion. God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work not to be made much of, but to make much of him in every part of our lives.” I hope you will not waste your opportunity to be a part of this Wednesday night experience.

Well, this is it. The last post on this blog. It has been a privilege and I hope a benefit to you, as it has been for me,  along this journey. I will be continuing to blog, but on a new one, with a different emphasis. I will be updating it soon and you can find it and follow it at


Posted on July 28, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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