This is just a quick note to say I will be back soon, but I am taking a break from posting for a while.
As I announced a few months back I have recently taken an amazing new position at Burke Community Church in Burke,VA (just outside of Washington DC) as their 7th & 8th grade pastor. I am absolutely loving it and feel extremely blessed at how God has shown me again He is not done with me yet in youth ministry and specifically in JH/MS ministry!
Also you might have seen around the same time I took on my new position at my new church, I also took on a new role working with an outstanding organization, Parent Ministry. Net. Once again, I just feel privileged and blessed to be given an additional opportunity to serve students, fellow youth workers and families!
As of November, it will be 20 years I have been doing youth ministry. It is part of the reason I created this space just around 3 years ago just to share whatever I have, I am doing and just a bit of ran-dumb silliness. As I say in the side bar, I don't claim to be an expert or a guru, I am just a guy still in the trenches doing day to day life with students and others in ministry. In the 3 years of doing this blog, I have been given so many different opportunities to share, write, and coach, which is very humbling.
All that to say:
1.) I am not done, I am just taking a little break so I can give my absolute best to my new church and also to my new ministry partnership.
2.) I will leave everything up, all 900 plus posts for you to use. Also know while I am not posting "new" stuff I will be going back through the old stuff- reorganizing and reformatting as I have time. Hopefully soon when I do start back up reposting you will also find everything has been overhauled a bit. Especially the "Lesson" section, it will be hopefully be easier to use and download stuff from.
3.) Even though I am not posting here, it does not mean you can not still email, comment, or message me with your questions, comments, prayer requests, or just plain requests for youth ministry encouragement!!
4.) Thank You EVERYONE! Thanks for using my stuff, thanks for sharing and reposting, Thanks for sending encouragement, Thanks for allowing me opportunities to write for you, review your books, hang out with you, and become your friends. Thank you for your close to 130,000 visits here over the last 3 years.
See You All Soon!
--- DAN (the JH Uth Guy)