Sunday, October 23

Where are you

Hey everyone, do me a favor and look around this Wednesday and see who isn't there. Write down their name and call them. Tell them and remind them to fight the good fight. PEACE

16 Comments:

At 9:51 PM, Blogger Charles Funkhouser said...

wow. i didn't want to start a fight. sorry for the idea that i got while thinking about another person. thanks for the entheusiasm though. see you guys wednesday

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Zakath said...

no, don't be sorry. you obviously care about our uth group's condition. and that, my friend, is important and good. we do need to wonder where people are when they are missing and then let them know we care that they are missing. if anything, let's be sorry we are failing at it.

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger Pastor Jim said...

wow! i so agree with you zeikthegreat (whoever you are) we've talked and talked since we've been here about unity and caring. so many times as leaders we feel as if we are the only ones who really notice those who are gone or feel left out. however, i just love it when the body of Christ takes care of itself like you are suggesting. right on! i love your compassion and zeal. PS. I gladly join your "bandwagon" about couples. We could talk all day about our opinions and such concerning couples. However, let the fruit speak for itself. I have seen for more than 20 years of youth ministry youth groups suffer because guys and girls decide the "have to" go with each other. What results is couples being reclusive and everyone else feeling awkward. OHHH, do I hate it! I'm sorry for the reponse of cant tuch this (whoever that is). That's too bad that they can't hear your real heart instead of making an assumption that you are jealous. Listen a little closer cant tuch this.

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Charles Funkhouser said...

In all honesty PJ, i am jelous about a lot of couples in the church. But I have tried to forget about it and try to find someone who is "right for me". I can't wait to se you on Wednesday. PEACE

 
At 12:10 AM, Blogger Bryce said...

Hey all you couples out there...it's okay to mingle with the rest of the youth group. Trust me, if you think that just the two of you is best get over it quick or your relationship won't last. It's a trap that Satan sets up for us to fall away from God and into bitter or impure relationships.

When Tammy and I started dating, we had to decide how to handle our image to the youth group. Speaking for Tammy, we are here for you guys, that's the sole reason we come to youth group - to build each and everyone of you up to be men and women of God. In order to do that though, we knew that we had to develop relationships with each of you. We couldn't do that if we sat together in the back. We purposefully decided to sit with the groups we were leading instead of each other.

Couples, I challenge you to make Wednesday night a time to build up the body of Christ instead of focusing your time with your significant other. If I can do it so can you!

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger CANT TUCH THIS said...

you know what I love, is how everyone thinks all couples are the same, and just because your young you cant or shouldnt be in a relationship, well, I dont believe that one bit, Shall I wait till I am in my thirties or forties? What?

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Charles Funkhouser said...

thanks for everyone that's commeted on this post its been a great discusion. lets try to get it going (knew it was you zach)PEACE

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Aunt Soozie said...

I'm so excited that I've finally figured this out and am on line to check this blog thing. Also, I'm so excited to see what God is doing in your lives! I just have to say I wish I would of had your attitudes when I was in youth group! I was never advanced in my walk with God as you all are today. Keep God First in everything you do! Love and Blessings!

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger john730 said...

Hey its a good that we can realize that there are some problems in our youth group. But targeting the couples as the only problem is wrong! If I can recall corectly most of the time when a new preson comes in very few if any people go to welcom them. That includes you Chad! There is nothing wrong with couples sitting next to each other because every one else sits next to there best friends so why cant they! I have seen the couples and they do not cuddle in the back row. all we can see is when the couples are together, but if we really tried to watch them then we would realize that they arnt around each other as much as we thought!(in church) really I think that we need to stop blaming the couples and think about our own problems!

 
At 3:16 PM, Blogger john730 said...

Bull Crap your self stupid

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger john730 said...

Hey Zakath, I have a bad feeling that some day when your walking down a dark street your going to be shot in the back! And if you want to "bull crap" what I wrote then why dont you write something of your own! Cause I know what im talking about! And I want to see what other retarted things you can come up with!

 
At 11:19 PM, Blogger quiet1 said...

jonh730- i for one am a person who watches and listen to almost everything and everyone. people normally come to me to find out about thing in the youth. i have to agree with the chad that the couple sit in the back and cuddle in the back row. they hang out all the time. you see one and then you see the other one right next to them. they hangout together at church all the time. you have to be kidding yourself you said they don't hang out all the time. think about the chicago trip all the couple did was hang out together the whole trip. you did everything together.

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I would like to make a request-that this disscussion end or if you think it must continue, then I ask that the way this topic be discussed would be in a different manner. This disscussion has become one of anger and hurtful comments singling out certain individuals and groups. This blog site is to build each other up in Christ. Instead of tearing each other down, we should be encouraging each other and using constructive critisism.
Also, I would like to ask that we wouldn't be referred to as "the couples." We're individuals with names too. I understand that as a group of "couples" we may not be handling our image perfect, but who here is perfect? I speak for all the "couples" when I say, our relationships are Christ-centered and we're not just dating for the heck of it. Just as you have best friends and certain people that you connect better with, so do we, and that's each other. We love our youth group and its an important part of our lives that we want to share with each other, which is why we are together as often as we are. I apologize if we've offended or hurt anyone. I don't mean any of this out of anger and I don't mean to be defensive either. I just want you all to understand where we're coming from.
I think we all share a great concern for the future of our youth group, which is important in moving foward. I simply suggest that we each as individuals decide to reach out to those around us or those we haven't seen in a while, rather than expecting other individuals or groups to do it, and I'm preaching to myself on the last note too!!!

"Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don't look out for only your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had."
~Philippians 2:1-5

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Charles Funkhouser said...

Oh snap. I always knew that i would have a profound impact on the church. But if you guys are gonna argue, at the request of Beth, i too am asking for Staci to remove this post from the blog all toghether. If anyone has a problem with this, start a new post and carry on. I really just realized i hadn't seen someone that i care a lot about in church in a while(Stephanie). But maby i should have just talked to her before i started this post. It's just that i don't get to see a lot of people as often as i do you guys. So you guys are like my brothers and sisters. I would do anything for all of you and i hope that that you all feel the same about each other too. You guys and gals are the only things that have kept me in church. I actually had the chance to drop out of the church and move but i didn't want to leave you guys. I LOVE ALL OF YOU AND HOPE NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS FOR LIFE. PEACE

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger CANT TUCH THIS said...

As for you people who talk of this cuddling, ARE YOU KIDDING ME< ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MINDS, NO ONE< I WILL STAND UP FOR ALL THE boyfriends/girlfriends, because NONE of them CUDDLE, yea they sit in the back and sit with each other, because they CAN!, but use a better word that actually is true instead of one that is not true and you all know it. no one "cuddles" NO ONE. And we can sit in the back if we want.

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger Jaron said...

I think that it is down right stupid that you guys have to write comments like that on a christian blog. Have any of you guys thought about praying about the matter???? If you can honestly say that you have been praying ALOT about this matter than say something right now. I think that most of you have hurt the youth group even more by putting mean comments on the blog. I dont know who some of you are and that doesnt matter, all that matters is that God knows who you are and he is the one who knows the solution to this matter so why dont you stop arguing about it and start praying.

 

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