Today is a new day in my journey as a pastor. I start a new job as Young Adult Pastor. I have served since July 2018 as Student Pastor and today I make the move to a new ministry. I am excited to see how God uses this new chapter in my life and ministry.
I have always felt a strong call to encourage and equip. So as I have been praying and planning with the leadership at our church, First Baptist Panama City I feel like this is a great new role for me. I love to build relationships and disciple people and at this stage in my life this seems like a good move for me.
On Sunday March 6, 2022, we had an initial meeting with some of the young adults in our church and got some good feedback as to where to start. The goal of this initial meeting was to see what the needs and desires of the current young adults in our congregation are. I feel like I have a great place to start.
Ultimately I started out by saying we will take our starting point by looking at the early church in Acts 2. Our ministry will be focused on the Word of God and connecting with the family of God. I figure since the Bible is a good place to start.
As we discussed the following items came up.
- Outreach & service opportunities
- Discipleship & Deeper Bible study
- Community & Fellowship
- Intergenerational Church involvement
As a result of our meeting we will begin by doing the following:
- Wednesday March 30 6pm - Spiritual gift discussion/Where to serve and get plugged in.
- Sunday Night April 3 6pm - Young Adult Volleyball Night
- Wednesday Nights April 6-27 - 6pm YA Discipleship Class
This is just the beginning for our YA ministry. It's a good place to start. Please pray with me and for me as I seek God's vision and other leaders.