we met this morning and shared book recommendations and music recommendations. then we dove into talk about what it looks like to have our ministries embody and teach the “love god, love others” jesus creed. we had a very healthy and long discussion about measuring things. how do we measure (or determine) if our ministries are full of teens that love god and love others? should we even ben trying to determine this? lots of important questions, and a few good nuggets of insight (which i’ll post in edited form when i get the notes).
then we had a final half-hour or so talking about evangelism and outreach with young teens, based on the assumptions and understanding we’d talked about the previous day. again, notes to come on this.
i’m now at the denver airport, getting ready to fly home. jeannie is out of town tomorrow and friday, so i’ll be doing the work-combined-with-single-parenting thing for a couple days, which is always a bit stressful. PLUS, it’s the part of my cleanse where i have to go hard core on a juice fast: i get to eat one kind of fruit one day (only that, nothing else), and another kind the next day, then the three days after that are only homemade juice drinks (plus all the pills i’m poppin’). one week to go!