"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come … Continue reading Acting Today, Waiting for Tomorrow
This week marks the beginning of Advent, the ‘countdown’ to Christmas. In this season, we remember and anticipate. We recall the coming of Jesus’, we think of the angelic visits to Mary and Joseph, we consider the anticipation of God’s people as they awaited God’s Messiah and we chow down on the pieces of plastic we call … Continue reading Anticipation
If I’m honest, I’m overwhelmed. I’m sitting here, realizing that I oversee 24 volunteers directly, which make up three different ministries, with four different focus areas. This is definitely the largest group of people I’ve led at one time. I have weekly duties like writing this blog, preparing Bible studies, preparing games that will fit … Continue reading The Kingdom
Over the course of this year our Junior Youth are working through the entire Bible! While we won’t read every single word of the Bible by the end of our study, by the end of the year we’ll have had the opportunity to see the grand story of the Bible: God’s redemption of his creation. … Continue reading 2 Parts 1 Story
Last week our Junior Youth had the chance to go out and collect food as a part of the Drive Away Hunger campaign. Unlike last year, we were blessed to do it without rain, which was a bonus! In total, the campaign brought just about 20 000 pounds of food into Southeast Helping Hands. This … Continue reading Acting on Belief
In times like these, we’re reminded of just how fortunate we are to live where we do. We might consider the plight of those who have recently been affected by extreme weather, such as Puerto Rico, South Asia, and so many more which remind us of our relatively stable climate. Alternatively, we see terrible acts … Continue reading Eyes on Eternity
We’ve been back from Longbow for just a couple days now… rested yet?! To keep the tradition alive, it rained on and off all weekend… but we still had a great time! We even squeezed a campfire in Saturday evening when it dried off a little bit. We also elected the rest of our Youth … Continue reading Keeping Up On Goals
A glance at the vision and values of Ridgewood's Youth Ministry.
How are you starting off the new year?
1 Samuel 3:1-10 says, The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not … Continue reading Hearing God