Youth workers, behold! I present to you a unicorn of youth ministry!

This gaga ball (that does 4square as a side hustle) is 5 years old! For 500 youth nights It has been used, abused and misused by students and staff alike, and it still bounces back. Its obviously not what it used to be—no grip, completely slick, oblong with random lumps all around it. Its dirty and ugly, and yet it always bounces back.

The ministry this spectacular ball hails from was barely surviving 5 years ago, and now that same ministry is thriving. The ball however has given itself fully to its purpose and appears to be just surviving” now. And yet… it always bounces back.

This is a good ball because as long as it has air in it, it is fully committed to its mission, and it always bounces back.

At the end of my call I hope the same can be said of me.

T.J. McConahay is the Student Ministries Pastor at GracePoint Church in the greater Seattle area. TJ has over 13 years of Full-time youth ministry experience in the Pacific Northwest. His #1MinuteMessage videos have been viewed over a million times on TikTok and Instagram He is a part of the DYM Facebook Community. You should join in on the GREAT discussion and ideas happening there!