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January 19, 2009

Two weeks ago we launched a new student ministry. Switch is dead. We’re the [redefined] student ministry and we’re “training a new kind of revolutionary through art, service and devotion.”

A couple days ago we started. We talked Friday about why “art” is in our  mission statement and what we intend to do about it, and I’m still excited about it. There are so many really talented musicians, painters, dancers, writers, actors, videographers, etc that come out on Friday nights! The rest of the student ministry leaders and I are pumped about helping them develop those talents, and – more importantly – giving them opportunities (and encouraging them to take opportunities) to use their gifts for God’s glory.

We already started. We’re enlisting, equipping and supporting writers to take over the blogosphere. We’re assembling a drama team. We’re pushing the worship team forward, and we’ve started an art project that will bless the entire community come April! You’ll have to wait for that one (or volunteer to help with student ministry!).

The more I’ve prayed about it, thought about it, and the more I worked on a message for last Friday, the more the issue settled into my spirit. Our leaders are confident in the vision that the Lord has placed before us for this ministry, but as we’re starting to actually push it into the practical I – for one – am immovable.

I’m so sold on it, I restructured the next eight weeks of teaching last night so we can talk about it more this Friday. There’s this new burden, even in the past couple days, that needs to get out there.

Husband has been talking about this stuff for at least a year, and I’m finally catching up. More to come in the next few days on art in the community of faith.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2009 5:20 pm

    it will be interesting to see what happens.

  2. Lex permalink
    January 20, 2009 3:14 pm

    It’s going to be fantastic! I’m so excited. Promise to post lots of pictures of the fantastic-ness. ;)

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