Youth Month at Fellowship Baptist Church
It’s been forever since I’ve blogged about anything at all, and this topic is definitely blog-worthy, so here it is.
Since Becky and I have joined Fellowship Baptist Church, we’ve been encouraged, blessed and strengthened. Leaving Open Bible was a hard, hard thing to do, but the Lord led us and we are so thankful.
Every February, Fellowship has a month that is dedicated to the youth. The first Sunday of the month was Youth Sunday. We had Youth Sundays at Open Bible, so I was already familiar with most of the format and how things would work with the youth taking over different areas of the service. I’ve always found it refreshing to see young people eager and willing to serve in whatever capacity that they could. All of them put their hearts into it. Although some of them were pretty nervous, they were able to get past their nerves and press ahead.
I was privileged to kick off Youth Month by preaching both services of Youth Sunday. Although I fully believe I followed the Lord in what He wanted me to do, I always feel inadequate. I do hope that someone was helped, not necessarily because of me, but even in spite of me.
Yesterday we had the group, “Breaking Ground” with us for both services. They are a bluegrass Gospel singing group, and 4 of the group are preachers – all of them preached for us yesterday. They all gave great messages and were all an encouragement to me personally, and I believe they were to the entire church as well. They’re a great group of young people (The oldest in the group is 25) whose hearts are directed toward the Lord and His work.
I’m looking forward to the rest of the month – the last week will be a Youth Revival that goes all week long. I hope and pray that will get all of us fired up enough to last all year long!