I’m on the right track

Things always seem to get busy as of late. This time, besides the usual family things, our youth ministry helped to organize a youth conference in one of the churches the other day. I won’t go into the details of how I got into my schedule predicament, but I went from two midnights, to two days off, then a day shift, and then 8 hours later the beginning of my last four midnights.

However, while at the conference I was running the soundboard for the youth pastor break out session. I felt like I was back at a Youth Specialties convention. Only this time, I felt that I could actually contribute to the conversation. It recently dawned on me that I have been in youth ministry for 8 years as a volunteer. Anyway, at the end of the break out session, one youth worker felt that they were having trouble relating to the kids. They had only been volunteering for a couple of years. I shared my early experience, and it felt like they were encouraged.

The reason why this is important, is that in 2004, I was at the YS convention in Dallas, and while working my way through the prayer labyrinth, I felt that my direction in youth ministry would be to help the youth pastors who seem to get battered and burned out. I was reminded of this while I was reviewing the weekend in my mind. So I feel that I am on the right track with where I am going in life.

I’m on the right track

  1. EHolmes says:

    Hey Jeff –

    I just had to write you when I found your blog because I too am a meteorologist (broadcast met) and I’ve been in the pastoral ministry some 26 years.

    It is neat to know you are in youth ministry and I’m intrigued on how you juggle your schedule knowing the swing shift deal with the NWS.

    I’ve entertained going into the NWS. I’m just pulled between the two fields I’m in. Oh I also teach Bible in a Christian high school.

    I’d love to hear your Met/Min story!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    – Eddie

  2. Jeff Lutz says:

    Hi Eddie!

    I see that I haven’t posted in a while. Maybe I’ll tell my story. That might keep me busy during by upcoming days off after midnights.

    Merry Christmas!

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