Eric D Woods

Keeping youth ministry simple.

I guess, maybe, sometimes we just try too hard. And that’s why it surprised me a little when the church group hosting their high school retreat at camp this weekend told me they wouldn’t need the projector in the chapel during worship…

The shade.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

It’s a legitimate question. It’s fun to ask it of little kids graduating from kindergarten—firefighter, pro football player, ballerina. It’s important to ask it to teens considering where to go to college and what to study—entrepreneur, engineer, graphic designer.

But it’s a question that’s just as important for you and me to answer because it inspires us to dream—to step out of the comfort of who we are to become who we were meant to be.