I walked off the street and stood in the back of the church. I had never been in a Bible believing and Bible teaching church. I was there out of curiosity and searching for something. Tears began to roll down my face as the worship came and the music played and the songs were song.
Clueless, But I Knew I Was Supposed to Be There
I didn’t know why I was there, but I returned week after week on Wednesday nights to hear the music, listen to the singing, and cry. I had no idea what was going on but God was drawing me, beginning to heal me. I could not explain what was going on or why I needed to be there, I just knew I was supposed to be there.
From Unchurched to Saved
The first Sunday morning I came to the church was after about 6-7 of these Wednesday nights. I heard the gospel for the first time in my life and gave my life to Jesus and never looked back. I was forgiven and radically saved and changed that day. It wasn’t long before I knew I had to share what I had found and others were looking for.
From Saved to Ministry
The Great Commission is about making disciples and true disciples do ministry – they do what Jesus did! When I wasn’t at work, I lived at the church if the doors were open and I started sharing Christ, serving people and watching God do amazing things!
Mission 10:20 Youth Leader and Teen Leader Training
Fast forward 15 years later, I have been doing my best to help people come to Jesus but more importantly, to DO ministry where they live, work and play each and every day. The people who need Jesus are outside the church walls and Mission 10:20 is about training leaders to do ministry and to train others, especially youth to minister to the broken outside the church walls. My friend Richie has the same heart and helped many live the same story I just shared about me.
Richie Righteous – Leading Workshop – From Unchurched to Ministers
When you have a passion from God, He connects you with like minded people. On Saturday, December 8th, Richie Righteous will be leading this workshop in Elmhurst Queens for Youth Pastors and Leaders. Most know Richie as a rapper, but he has spent years being a Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor at his local church. I asked him to lead this workshop because his lifestyle is one where he leads young men and women to Jesus and trains them to do ministry and reach their generation. I love when Richie raps, but my greatest resepect for him is from how he loves and disciples young people from the streets to become ministers. Please come learn from this man of God who lives what he will be teaching.
Stay tuned for more posts on our great line up of teachers. We want to strengthen Youth Leaders and Teens to reach a generation! We want to build a strong youth ministry in every church in NY City!
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