You might be thinking, “what in the world is YPF.” It is actually very simple. It stands for youth pastor fellowship. It is where some of us area student pastors get together to connect, discuss life and ministry, share with one another, and pray for our community! The reason that we call it YPF is really cool….okay, actually, we could not think of a sweet and creative way so we went with that! We started this today! I had the privilege of going to spend some quality time with some student pastors. There were 7 of us at the meeting, and it went great! I connected with 3 new student pastors that I had never met before. We also heard what is working in other youth groups and what is not working.
Then, we went to lunch. If it is a youth pastor anything, there must be food to attract people. Basically, I learned today the value of having some key guys in ministry that I can vent too, and be honest with about life and ministry. If you do not have these type of guys in your ministry, GET SOME! You need them, and they need you. If we are not careful, we can isolate ourselves, when we are called by God to create a community and relate with one another!