Can our student leaders pray for you before you teach?
What?!? Are you serious? How incredible awesome is that?!?
I’ve been speaking at camps, retreats and conferences for 15 years. I have been prayed over many times by adults, but I’ve never been asked if the student leaders could pray for me.
I am still blown away. I loved it and I was so impressed to step outside with about a half dozen seniors (both guys ands gals) as they prayed for me before I spoke!
That’s empowerment! I love student lead ministry and that’s it.
Let me back up…
This weekend I’m speaking on a retreat at Bair Lake Bible Camp. I haven’t been to this camp in YEARS! I spoke at a few retreats here many years ago and it’s nice being back. They’ve added an incredible gym! Wow, it’s great!
I was asked by Brian Henry, the youth pastor at The Rock to be the speaker for the weekend. I met Brian a few years back at an event and it’s been great connecting with him over the phone as the retreat has gotten closer.
5 incredible Churches from Indiana come together in the fall and do a combined retreat for their jr and sr high students and I have the honor and privilege of being their speaker for the weekend. The really cool part is, I met a bunch of the seniors here when they were in jr high way back when I was the speaker at CDYC a few years back.
So humbling that they remembered me!
It was that same group of seniors who prayed for me. I’ve been in, around, a part of, and in love with student ministry my entire adult life. I love, LOVE, that a group of students (The Seniors!) took time to pray for the speaker, the students and the weekend.