On my way home from Pella tonight I started to think, the youth ministry runs from 6th grade – 12 grade at FBC. My daughter is going to be in 6th grade next year. I asked her when I got home if she wanted to participate. She got excited and said yes. It is going to be cool, but weird too. Man, I feel old.
As some of you know I have been working with a youth group in Pella (First Baptist Church). My initial commitment was one year, and that was up in July. After a lot of prayer and discussing what to do with Cheryl I decided to offer to extend my time with FBC in that interim role. The diaconate agreed to that, and unless a new pastor who is candidating with FBC in a couple of weeks disagrees with that, I’ll be with them for another year.
Editor & Founder at Caffeinated Thoughts
Shane Vander Hart is the founder and editor-in-chief of Caffeinated Thoughts. He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, LLC, a social media & communications consulting/management firm. Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings. He has also served as an interim pastor and is a sought after speaker and pulpit fill-in. Shane has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1993 and they have three kids. Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA.