The moment we've all been waiting for!!! Summer is finally here! With the start of summer comes the start of a great season for our youth. They are out of school for a while and finally get that rest, recovery, and fun they've been waiting for all year. I remember being in school and always longing for the summer because that was the time when I got to go on vacation, go to different camps, and do more things with my youth group. For me, the summer was when my youth group ramped up. We did service activities, lunches, and hang out days. The summer months were always my favorite because of those fun days with my youth group!
Now that I am a youth minister and have students of my own I want to give them that same experience for the summer as well. With Summer here we have so many things planned for them that are worth getting excited for! But to be honest, sometimes the best days in youth group are the times when things are not scheduled and or planned to a tee and we just get to spend time together and grow with one another. Whether that be at the church during a free day or one on one at a restaurant just getting to know each other a little more. That is why this month I would like to put our focus on community building. I would like to see our students grow closer with one another, with me, and with God. I am so excited to see how God will work this month and this summer with our students. And I am so excited to be able to enjoy the summer with my students!