I was vicious in high school.
I hated school. I hated authority. I might have hated you. I was really good at hate.
But… here’s the thing- I think I had more passion then than I do now.
I was very good at what I did back then.
I was remarkably destructive.
And that’s partly why I am a pastor to high school students.
Because teenagers are capable of causing so much damage.
I want to redirect all of that destructive potential towards the things of G0d.
I want to give them something better to be angry about.
I want to tell every parent that comes to my office to be optimistic, because I know that their child is in God’s hand, no matter how far they run.
—-this concludes my late-night rant
4 thoughts on “why I am a youth pastor”
I’m thankful for people like you that are passionate about youth ministry. Definitely a world changing role.
wow, all this time i thought you did it for the money. Ryan Guard, you really DO have a heart.
Steve… you saw my salary (and everyone else’s if you got that one email). You know it wasn’t about the money, haha
Thanks for taking on this important role. I’m sure God will continue to bless you.
My two nieces go to the school at your church. We attended Sunday service at Calvary last weekend and I keep an eye out for you so I can say Hello.
Anyway keep up the good work.