///The Outside Church

The Outside Church

You would think that a church is there to help it’s members. You might even think that a church is here to help it’s community. But one of my biggest learnings this week is that our church is a place where people from outside churches come when they need help, too.

Not just for a training event or to a conference – but just dropping by or calling in with a need. They trust us – so they come in for counseling, they call in for advice or email looking for encouragement.

Where does a pastor go when he or she needs help? Where does confession happen for a church leader? I’m finding that people in other ministries need a place to go when they hurt or are in spiritual crisis. I’m glad our church is a place where Christian leaders can find help in their time of need. A thought would be … is the health of other ministries on my heart? Is it possible that I find time to encourage other youth workers in their journey and not just concentrate on my church and community. What can I do to help further God’s work by coming to the aid of His workers?

Just some random thoughts today.

JG

By | 2014-09-06T05:32:21+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He’s the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He’s created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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