I was hired to be Glenn’s co-director of Youth Ministries in the spring of 2009. Before I was officially on staff I watched the youth production of “Guys and Dolls” with infamous performances by youth alumni Candler Vinson, Kristen Holladay, Kathryn Mase, and Zack Mountcastle.
The first two events that I did as an official staff member were Bite Nite (picture a crazy scavenger hunt with pictures, videos, and crazy outfits throughout Atlanta and Decatur) and Youth Sunday (our completely youth-led worship service every May). These two traditions, and our youth productions, reach back decades.
Stories told and told again…
Over the years, these events and our buildings have played host to many stories. Stories of fun and stories of great transformation. In my years at Glenn, it has been amazing to witness our spaces, our ministries, and our community continue to draw and call people back.
This Sunday at all three worship services, you'll hear reflections from our staff as we celebrate the gifts and pledges that are given to God. I will share a few memorable stories of fun and transformation. And ask you to consider:
What stories will be told in years to come?
How will you invest in our children today and in their children to ensure that our spaces, our ministries, our unique community continues to draw and call people back?