Earlier this year the LYV Empower youth ministry training event took place on line, led by pastors Levi Graham and Lucas Matuschka. Some feedback from the event included…
• I learnt that leadership starts with you putting yourself below others and listening. It is a lot about my self control and being humble. This is adaptable in my everyday life with attending university and being involved with study groups. Yes, we like to be heard but we need to empower others to be heard as well.
• Masks of God gave a new meaning to everyday work that isn’t directly involved in the functioning church community.
• Trust in God to guide you to the people that you need. I’ve had the pleasure to have gotten closer to God this year, and am finding comfort in the knowledge that though my entire circumstances has changed from last year, He is the one thing that hasn’t.
• As a leader on CLW I am not expected to know everything, God sends those to assist us ie. other leaders, Pastors, mentors. We are always learning and growing with our relationship with God.
Please keep our young people and particularly the CYYAM committee in your prayers we emerge out of lockdown. The past two years have been disappointing with several planned activities being cancelled or moved to online events. Standby to hear more about some proposed future gatherings.
from Kerry Linke (coordinator for YYAM) and Michael ‘Mog’ Benbow (Chair of the Committee for Youth and Young Adult Ministry)