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Weekend Wrap Up

 —  April 14, 2009 — Leave a comment

Because it was Easter, we didn’t have junior high services this past weekend. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t eventful! First, a small team from our junior high ministry returned on Saturday from a trip to the Philippines where students helped lead a PDYM youth conference, participated in local church services, ministered to the community in a variety of ways and much much more.

Several of us from our student ministries team partnered up to run a significant portion of our child care for Easter Sunday. We headed up the 1-3 year-oldage groupand it was a blast. I’ve never seen so many well skilled youth ministers so overwhelmed! We really had no clue what we were doing but had a ton of fun doing it. The experience certainly served to remind us all of our calling to students.

After a long Easter of children’s ministry and family time, Rachel and I dropped into bed feeling really tired but really fulfilled and mindful of the power and significance of Christ’s resurrection. It was a good day.

On tap? Feels like we are headed into a busy, but eclectic little season. In the next 5 weeks we are focusing on Global missions, teaching our 3-week sex and dating series, co-hosting a “how to survive junior high” event with our children’s ministry,leading aservice day to the inner cityand running an 8th grade retreat. Additionally during the same time I have to squeeze in a speaking trip for Believe, a trip to New York to preview an upcoming social awareness project and help create 15 weeks of video small group curriculum. All this while trying to be better at the only thing I really care about: Loving on my family.

Speaking of my family: Cole turns 12 today which is hard for me to fathom. I am ditching work today so we can hang out together. Nothing crazy planned……at least that he knows of!

Kurt Johnston

Kurt Johnston


Kurt Johnston leads the student ministries team at Saddleback Church in Southern California. His ministry of choice, however, is junior high, where he spends approximately 83.4% of his time.

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