This coming weekend we are taking our DC youth group away for the 4 day weekend. On the last night I'm going to say something like, "All weekend we've been up here experiencing true reality, where the divisions and barriers between us have dissipated. Where we have been sharing our hearts together, praying for each other, worshipping God without fear of judgment, opening the Scriptures together, and we've slowed down long enough so that we have become aware of God's overwhelming presence. This has been the the real world, this has been true reality, we're getting ready to go back to an illusion."
But I know what will happen, we will all get into the vans and head back home and the cell phones will come out and the students will get off the bus and they'll hit the ground running right back to the noise of their lives. Unless. Unless something happens.
Over the next few posts I'll be exploring, with the help of some friends, this idea of creating momentum in our ministries. How we might capitalize on getting away with our students and opening them up to what a spiritual life actually looks like back home. Addressing how we might go back and initiate some things that began on our retreat.
But a word of caution: this might end up causing us to rethink some things.
Where we'll need to come back and make some vital ministry change.
This could be fun! See you tomorrow =)