A number of years ago, I created a t-shirt that answered the question, "When are you going to become a REAL pastor?"
As a youth worker who has served within the church for decades, (not just leading my students, but also preached numerous times from the pulpit, made hospital visits, officiated weddings, counseled students and adults, and stepped up to help out in other larger leadership roles) I can't tell you how many times I heard that question! When are you going to become a real pastor?
I think it's a question that a great many of us have heard. The truth is, youth workers are pastors; real pastors. Sure we might not call have the title, or be recognized by the church leadership as a pastor. And, yes, depending on the church or denomination, there might be exams and interview to be completed before getting the official title. But if we set all of that aside, at the heart of what we do, we are pastors!
So, as I drove home from a youth workers convention, having just had a couple conversations regarding the question, I had the idea for this t-shirt; "Yes...I am a REAL PASTOR!
Since I already had a t-shirt press and connections with a t-shirt distributor and printer, I decided to make up a few t-shirts and offer them up to youth workers. Well, that was about 6 or 7 years ago. Just recently, while going through some boxes in our storage, I found a few t-shirts left over from the original printing. I also found some of the original graphics that I can press onto any other t-shirt. Then I found a box of blank t-shirts!
That got me thinking...what if I reached out to youth workers, and try to sell these t-shirts and prints? Well, that sounded like a great idea to me! So I went to my workshop, pulled everything out, sorted, counted, and stacked. Because quantities are low, and my wife would really like them out of the house, I've decided to sell the remaining shirts for just $10 a shirt, including shipping and handling!
The original shirt is a basic, black cotton tee with white letters and my domain name, www.JayHigham.com.
I have this shirt in the remaining sizes and counts.
But I also have a limited number of prints. 12 to be exact. That means I can press the graphic on one of the following...
These tees are now available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to order one or more of these tees, simply email me. Because quantities are limited, you can not buy them through my online store. But if you email me with your size and color of the tee, I will send you an invoice and link for payment. Once you have paid, I will box up your shirt and drop it into the mail.
Thanks for your support and consideration. Oh, and if this tee isn't what you're looking for, don't worry, next week I will be updating my online store with some brand new t-shirt options created for the every day youth worker! So stay tuned!
Remember, limited quantities, so if you are interested, contact me ASAP!
Each t-shirt is only $10, which includes shipping and handling!
That's a pretty good deal!
Jay Higham is a veteran youth worker of over 28 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 23 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.