It was so cool to step back and watch. Cory asked me on the way up if it was weird not being in some kind of leadership role… Truthfully, it is weird. Even kind of hard! But I had more joy this weekend, sitting watching these kids carry out the retreat they’ve carefully planned and worked so hard on, then I EVER had at a youth retreat.
The most rewarding part, I’m sure they would agree, is to sit in worship and watch the middle schoolers press into the heart of God, and seek his face and be filled with the joy of realizing who they are in Christ.
Now I’m crying, so here are some pics… :)