Dr Ron Powell allowed me to guest post on his blog, YouthMinistryUnleashed. Ron and his family have been a part of North Pointe Community Church for the over 10 years.
He has been on a mission of pastoring and teaching youth ministry for the past 29 years and currently is the Youth Ministry Institute Director at Vanguard College in Edmonton.
My quick response surprised Jeremy, our youth pastor, not just because I seldom respond quickly but because it was an enthusiastic one. And it was heartfelt.
There was no need to pray, think, ponder or mull over this decision.
When I preach on Sundays at North Pointe there are youth in the crowd. But at a retreat there would ONLY be youth in the crowd and at this particular retreat, a record high number of youth.
What an opportunity and an honour to be invited.
I would be one of, if not THE oldest speakers, ever, at a youth retreat for our church.
So what should a 60 year old, senior pastor say at a youth retreat?
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