After a long absence, the Frisco Young Life blog is making a comeback! We’ll be posting with less frequency (about once a month) but we want to do a better job of letting the community of Frisco know what’s been going on with Young Life.
Doing the work of ministry can be difficult at times. There are mountaintop experiences, certainly: taking three full buses of high school kids to Crooked Creek Ranch in Colorado for our annual summer trip or witnessing a high school friend come to faith after many months of prayer and conversation just to name a couple. Sometimes, ascending the mountain to enjoy those experiences can be an incredibly lonely climb. There have been times when I’ve served as a Young Life leader where I’ve felt like I was on island, trying to make the work of ministry happen on my own.
Though the day-in, day-out difficulties of ministry persist, I am overjoyed to say that I and the rest of the staff are not alone in our working. The volunteer Young Life leaders in Frisco who serve our high school and middle school friends so well have become like a family to the staff and to each other over the past six months. As we work together to bring the gospel of Jesus to those who do not know him or want to know him better we’ve become like a family. We’re learning how to pray for one another and encourage one another. Our united purpose which inevitably drew us closer to Christ also drew us closer to each other. Now, as we serve our high school and middle school friends, we also have learned to serve each other. Our community of leaders and staff is united in our working – striving with (Christ’s) strength that works powerfully within (us) (Colossians 1:29).
Why share this with you? Because the work is incredibly rewarding, and being in it with these people is equally rewarding. Perhaps being a part of a missional community like this one sounds appealing – come along with us. Your volunteer service could make a massive impact on the lives of high school or middle school kids in Frisco. Though the work is challenging and the climb difficult, it is not lonely. Finally, pray for more leaders to join us as we continue to do ministry in Frisco. Right now, we have a ministry presence in four high schools, with the fifth and sixth really starting to come in to view. We need capable, consistent folks more than ever. If you know anyone (maybe even you!) who would be interested in serving with us, check out the contact page and send one of our staff an email.
I’ll leave you with some pictures from our first Young Life club back after our six-week winter break. Enjoy!