Life Teams Part IV…………………….Jerry Watts

Moving into a youth ministry marked by mature faith markers is slow work sometimes.  But living in Jesus’ promise in Matthew 28 to be with us always to the end of the age strengthens us for the upward call of discipleship and evangelism that comes with the promise. For me the picture below is one of those God sightings.  Sitting around the tables are teens, their parents, and their Life Team members (remember Life Team= Life in Christ) discussing the testimony of their own relationship with God right now, reading Scripture, and praying together.  I shared briefly with the group before the conversation ensued first to parents, “Look around the table you are not alone in proclaiming your faith to your child, sitting across from you is a person prayerfully committed to cheering your child on to Jesus – that’s it no other agenda.  Youth, sometimes you feel like you are alone in a harsh world in the classroom, hallways, or wherever — look across the table there are a group of people committed to loving you, knowing who you really are, and bringing you to Jesus who gives you life and promises to never leave you.”  As the tables were finishing up one mom and Life Team mentor in the group looked around the room and said, “yeah we’ve got such a great church.”  It wasn’t a pat on my back for some well executed program (believe me the discussion questions weren’t all that great) she looked around and saw Jesus keeping His promise, He showed up.

Jerry Watts is still serving as Youth and Family Minister in Plano, TX.  He’s been doing in youth ministry for almost seventeen years.

    • Nancy Lee
    • March 16th, 2010

    Hey Jerry,

    Wow! It makes me want to be on someone’s life team!

    Empowering work! Carry on.

    Thanks be to God!

    • Susan Entriken
    • March 17th, 2010

    This is just so encouraging to read, what a great thing you are doing not only for the youth in your church but for the adults too! Wow! What a great experience, thanks for sharing!

    • Jerry Watts
    • March 17th, 2010

    Nancy & Susan, thank you for cheering our congregation on! Your words are blessings! Lot’s of rocky moments getting this ministry off the ground but it’s really starting to get it’s sea legs now…Thanks be to God!

  1. Hi,

    The life team link needs a little repair. Doesn’t go where it should.

    Thought you might like to know.

    Dave H.

  2. Link fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

  1. March 16th, 2010

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: