Growing up as a fan of most any sport, I always loved the role-player. The guy or gal that would come into the game to perform their specialty. In basketball it may be the three-point shooter who comes in off the bench for a clutch moment where a long-distance shot is needed. In baseball a relief pitcher with a unique curve ball may be called upon just to get the one batter out that can’t hit the dropping ball.
These players add a spark at a special time.
In the field of youth ministry, every now and then a change of pace is also needed. Though evangelism, teaching, service and activity should all be part of our regular disciplines as a youth group, doing something uniquely different during the holidays may just be the spark that is needed in a time that otherwise feels a bit dead.
I recently interviewed Mark Miller to hear about some things he and his group do during the holidays to provide an added service spark… take a listen and see if it sparks some ideas.
What have been some service projects you have done during the holidays that have helped sparked your group in the area of evangelism?