By October 20, 2015 One Comment

Screenshot 2015-10-19 13.06.06I have a confession…actually, three of them.

They relate to pastors of youth, like North Pointe’s Jeremy Gifford who is one of the finest pastors I know.

That’s not my confession…its my conviction.

Some people view the role of a youth pastor as a “stepping stone” to becoming a “real” pastor. Not me.

I served as a pastor of youth for ten years of my thirty-six year pastoral ministry. Those ten years were some of THE best years that I experienced as a pastor and I’ve had a lot of great years.

Read my 3 confessions here…

[I was asked to write this post as a Special Guest Blog on Youth Ministry Unleashed’s site hosted by Dr Ron Powell of Vanguard College ]

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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 28 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 39 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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  • Ron Powell says:

    I wish every youth pastor could hear this from their lead pastor. Too often they live with uncertainty about their usefulness or effectiveness in their role.

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