have been having a fantastic week down in enniskillen so far. think i carried so many worries and fears into this project, which is unlike, but probably just highlighted to me how leadership can often bring all your insecurities to the surface!

anyway, as a team we’ve been running lots of great venues and events throughout the week. i think they’ve all been of a fairly high quality but more than any of that, it’s just been a pleasure to meet some fantastic young people and spend some time with them. some have a vibrant relationship with God which inspires me, while others have yet to encounter Jesus for themselves. in all that, it’s been good to be reminded that our God is all about people rather than mere programmes…

i recently heard a quote that “the call to the church today is not to be relevant, but to be present.” i love that thought and i echo it in what i’ve seen this week. young people just long to have people present in their lives. and that’s what i want to aim for more of in my life. when i look at Jesus’ ministry, one of the main things that strikes me is that He was present. He was there. Nearby. Available. Close. Willing.

in the midst of any of our programmes, the call is to be present with people…

i’ll share more soon but have a couple of days left here then off to Glasgow for a mate’s stag do over the weekend. it will be good to spend more time with people!!

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