Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Episode II

I have decided to use this blog to share my experiences in working with youth. I will only write about the things that I notice while working with the youth and how these youth shape my own personal walk with the Lord.

Tonight was the beginning of our book club at the library. We began reading "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe". The youth who attended we mostly from my youth group but we did have a few who came from another church. One of my youth who came did not seem like he wanted to be there but I think that he was just trying to impress the girls with a little attitude. I gave them the chapters to read for the next week and we read chapter one together. The best thing about tonight was the ride back to Corsicana with some of the youth in the van. I don't know what it was but I felt bonded more to those youth at that time then ever before. It was not anything that was said or anything that we did. I think that the more you hang out with the kids the more they grow on you and the more they understand who you are.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Episode I

I attended the National Youth Workers Convention in Nashville last week and came home with a head full of new ideas. The frustrating thing is that the holiday season is so jam packed that I cannot bring forth any of my new ideas until January.

I have discovered however that one of my parent helpers has been too strong on some of the youth. I am glad that he is not lackadaisical but I do wish that he was not so strong on the discipline.

So, my first Sunday back to the youth group we go bowling and have a blast. We had a lot of people come and bowl. I was glad to see the youth having fun. I know that sharing the word with the youth is important but so is just hanging out and having fellowship.