Student Ministry | September

Student Ministry LogoIn our students’ world, what you are known for is everything!

Are you an athlete, are you funny, are you a nerd, or a drama kid?

Even the students that try to act like they don’t care what people think are cultivating their image and what people see them as! It dictates who they can associate and how they can dress. It tells them where they can sit in the lunchroom and even who they can talk to!

This week we posed the question to our students, what are they known for?

We looked specifically at John 13, where Jesus says that His followers should be known for their love.

This is a faith shaping observation because in our world what are Christians known for? Judgment, criticism, legalism…in most cases Christians are known for things that are very different than love!

These next four weeks are big for our ministry because we are going to be pushing our students to truly embrace the idea that they should be known for their love! They should be known for being the student that looks out for the bullied and the rejected! They should be the student who makes it a point to reach out to the weird kid in the back of the room eating bugs and licking paste!

This series will set the stage for us to push our students to truly make a difference in their schools and in their worlds!

I tell our students that they are world changers and that they can make a real difference in the world around them but this series will help to, on a foundational level, open their eyes to Christianity not simply something they do but it being actually who they are and showing the love of Christ will not be a task but their natural response!

I hope that you will have your student here every week this year as we lay this important foundation then as we dive into the Life of Christ! I believe that this year will be life changing for many of our students and transformational for our ministry!

Be Jesus in your world!


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I'm originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, but call Cooper, Texas, where I graduated high school, home. I am the oldest of fifteen siblings. (Yes, I said fifteen) I am my mom's only biological kid and the only white kid in my family! In 2002, I married the most amazing woman in the world and in 2012 God blessed us with, in my opinion, the cutest little boy ever created! I've been in vocational ministry since 2001 and after thirteen years in student ministry, God has brought me to Norman, Oklahoma as the Lead Minister of University Christian Church before that I held ministries in Oklahoma and Texas. I received my B.S. from Dallas Christian College and my M.A.R. from Liberty University. I love Jesus, people, Texas Tech, reading, watching movies, basketball, and learning about culture. I have a passion for reaching people with the love of Christ and seeing them in turn change their worlds with that same love! So that is me in a nutshell, my life has been anything but normal, but I wouldn't change it for the world! Along the way, I've lost parents & siblings, been on top of the world, had it all come crashing down, & hit rock bottom, but through it all God has had a plan and has helped me see that I am His son who He loves and because of that there is no reason to fear or worry or stress. He's got my back! Bottomline, I am just someone who loves this adventure of life with its ups and downs & is trying to point people to a Savior who love us more than we can imagine!