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A few years ago, I heard a speaker talk about how God is inherently in community because of the Trinity. And then he created us to be in community with Him and with each other. While I could probably write an entire chapter or two on the significance of that concept, today I want to simply remind you that we need each other!

Let me quickly tell you how my morning went today…

This morning, I had the opportunity to connect with several other student pastors from around the US. We met on Zoom for a learning cohort, and today we discussed how to better disciple the students and leaders in our group.

Right after that, I headed to a local coffee shop and met with another group of student pastors, but this time, they were all from churches near me. We caught up with each other, welcomed a new youth pastor to the area, celebrated what God has done recently in our groups, shared some ideas around a few topics, and prayed together.

Both of these experiences gave me ideas and excitement about the future of student ministry. Both of them also helped me feel loved and cared for by others. And they both reminded me that I’m not alone.

If you are not regularly connecting with other people who lead in student ministry, I want to encourage you to change that. We need each other. And if you need help getting connected, please feel free to reach out! (Spoiler: More coming on this topic in the very near future, so stay tuned!)


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