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full dream ahead
My wife calls me a dreamer. My kids call me a dreamer. I am a dreamer. I love to let go and let my imagination run away. I think I've always been a dreamer. We drive by an empty store front and I dream up five possible uses for the space. A warehouse, and I think of ways of turning it into a church or youth center. Give me an empty room and a couple hours, I'll dream up a fun, creative way to use the space.
I like to dream.
Most of all, I like to dream about my ministry and how we might creatively think of ways to welcome, serve, and help students take their next steps of faith.
For the next two years, that old bank served as home base for our student ministry. We held our MS and HS Sunday school classes in that building each Sunday. Sunday nights welcomed students for our weekly student gathering. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we opened the doors for an after school program. On designated Friday nights we hosted various events and gatherings for students. It was great. And it all started because I let myself dream.
It's not about figuring everything out. It's ideas, goals, and hopes for the coming year or years. Some dreams may be nothing more than ideas, while other dreams will become amazing realities. The point of dreaming is not about coming up with the next best thing, but letting ideas surface, then with some help, sorting through those ideas to find the one idea that just might work.
Consider these ideas...
It's Full Dream Ahead!
Jay Higham is a veteran youth worker of over 30 years; having worked with students in the local church and Christian camping settings. Jay is currently serving as the director of family ministry at a church, located in West Virginia. Jay has been married to Amy for over 25 years. Together, they are raising 5 kids, (4 boys and 1 girl). Jay is an aspiring author, blogger, speaker, vlogger, and social media junkie. He is passionate about student ministry, family ministry, and training youth workers to love and serve their students with passion and excellence.