Creating Safe Places
Serving in God’s army is an awesome experience! But the privilege of joining God at work in what He’s already doing in the earth can be an overwhelming mission. If we are not cautious we will abandon the mission midstream. Creating Safe Places that secure your spiritual, emotional & physical stability are vital!
So here are a few things to think about:
What frustrates you the most in your serving?
Are there moments in your serving where you feel like there is nothing left of you to give?
What motivates you to do what you do?
Have you ever considered why you serve in the capacity that you do?
Do you have a system(s) in place to handle tough times?
Do you approach ministry methodically?
How well do you receive feedback from those in ministry w/ you?
How well do you receive feedback from those close to you who aren’t involved in direct ministry with you?
Wes Johnson: Called to Youth Ministry Online Facilitator
Wesley A. Johnson II is committed to engaging this culture through the lens of Christ. He has been called “candid, engaging, and intense”. His approach is conversational & at times you feel he’s talking only to you.
Wes [an ordained minister] frequently speaks to groups of varying size across ethnic, denominational and social backgrounds in the areas of youth & family concentrating in urban & multicultural ministry. Wes has served the Baptist & Presbyterian Church as a youth & young adult pastor and with Young Life as a multicultural/urban area director. He was also a frequent facilitator for the Urban Youth Workers Reload Tour & the Educational Congress for the DC Baptist Convention & vicinity. Wes has had the privilege to share with thousands of young people his unguarded message of hope and encouragement.
He was the initiator of “The Gathering” a community bible study in MD working towards a church plant. A former Jr. College football player he most recently served as the campus youth pastor for Coach Joe Gibbs Youth for Tomorrow program & now serves as a Director for Danbury Young Life in CT.
He has an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Development, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. Wes is married and is the proud dad of 4 children.