Yesterday evening, I was helping out at DZ@6 with a couple of the youth from the church. Afterwards, we went to Starbucks to have a drink and to have some conversations. If anyone is interested; this is what I had:
Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino® blended coffee with Chocolate Whipped Cream
Classic chocolate and spearmint flavor combined with Starbucks coffees and milk, mocha sauce, Frappuccino® chips, blended with ice, and then topped with chocolate whipped cream and mocha sauce
Anyways, it was a beautiful night and we sat outside and talked about the ministry at Zion, specifically about high school ministry and what we were going to be doing this fall. We have some "major" changes that are going to occur and some people may think that we are NUTS but that is okay.
I am not going to get into much of the specif is at this time because the point of this post (for me) is that I had a great time sitting there with the utes and LISTENING and HEARING what they are thinking and what is connecting and resonating in their lives and more importantly what IS NOT connecting in their lives.
One of the changes that will be occurring is that we will no longer be having Sunday School for them. We felt that SS and Youth were "competing" with each other and that we wanted to eliminate that for the students. Our hs students are being STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to help out in the children Sunday School (mentors, shepherds, drama, etc....).
We are going to create a "process" for the students to go through and the process WILL HOPEFULLY help us a a student ministry accomplish the mission of tHe church:
BE DISCIPLES & MAKE DISCIPLES