Seventeen years ago, Jason and I began our ministry together in Kingsport, Tennessee. We were newlyweds and we were so young. We were loved and accepted from day one by the good people of the Northeast Church of Christ. For the next eight years, Jason served as a youth minister (in Tennessee and then Alabama). Jason spent about ten years in youth ministry before transitioning over to his associate and (now) preaching role. The time that we spent in youth ministry holds such a special place in my heart. I look back on those early years and they bring back so many good memories.
Jason and I have been out of youth ministry for some nine years. But that all changed tonight. We are now youth group parents!!! Joshua and Abby Kate went to their first youth group event. I am so excited for them and for this time in their lives. I’m excited about the awesome youth ministers our children get to be around. I am so thankful for our church and for the role Aubrey, Grayson, and Ashley will play in these very important years. This is now our world – the world of youth ministry and the blessings that will come.