Last night I had my first night at the Ark, the youth group at my new church. It was great to meet the crew and many of their parents. The group is parents driven, this will be a new and beneficial experience for me. We had a family dinner at south Palm Beach, so we had a lot of the parents of crew come along and also younger siblings. One of the great moments was playing touch foot on the beach with the crew along with a few of the dads and also some of the grommets (~8 y/o). It had this great community vibe.
I’m looking forward to the coming weeks as I see the group in action and think about models of ministry in this new context. There are some great crew that are keen to be involved. Getting them plugged in serving and creating a movement where they drive much of what happens will be a great challenge and joy.