Every good coach demands commitment from his/her players. Every good band director, club leader, teacher, etc. places a high priority on commitment from those who are participating in those activities.
Why is this so important?
In my experience, one of the most difficult things about being part of a large church family is finding genuine, meaningful connections with other Christians.
We are about halfway through the summer and if I have learned one thing about the youth group, it is that they will never cease to blow me away. They are hardworking, loving, and have an endless source of enthusiasm and energy. But these characteristics themselves, as awesome as they are, aren’t the most impressive thing. What is truly mind-boggling is how they use them.
We had a group of around forty teenagers get up and arrive at the building every morning so they could go out to the Peachtree Village trailer park and put on a VBS for the families there. When we got there, the BYG kids would set up awnings and tables, so when the children came they would have shade to do their crafts under. And that shade was needed because the average temperature for the week was in the high nineties. But that didn’t stop these amazing kids from having a positive attitude and carrying on with the work. After we had set up the awnings, the BYG kids would go out in two groups of ten to knock doors. Every day, they knocked every door in the trailer park to tell them about the VBS we were hosting, the Buford church of Christ along with Buford Iglesia de Cristo, and the different ministries here.