Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Name: Tim Haumersen
Nickname: Timmy Hums
Years in RBC Youth Ministry: 3.5 years
Roles: 7th Grade Boys Leader
Gifts: Administration, Service, Organization, making microwavable popcorn, and, oh yeah, he's ok at piano
Evidences of Grace: He (has/is) (poured/is pouring) his life into serving Jesus. That's a pretty good evidence of grace, but it goes further. He will serve when
-he is counted on
-he is "supposed to"
-called on at the last minute
-its not fun
-he needs to use up almost all of his vacation days at work to help middle school and high school kids fall more in love with Jesus
- by giving up weekends to stay up late spending time with youths at fall retreats
- others dump issues on him and he has to listen and give counsel
-spending his free time making food for (mostly) thankless youths and their (mostly) thankless youth pastor
- by doing whatever it takes to help others grow
Tim is a good friend and RBC is blessed to have him. He doesn't collect a check from the church (even though he probably should) and may not even be recognized for the behind-the-scenes work he does. He daily spends time with the Lord and it shows. He is a model of discipline and it shows. He is humble and, so, Christ shows.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Name: Todd Kellner
Years in RBC Youth Ministry: 24 years
Roles: High School Guys Leader
Gifts: Teaching, Confrontation, Driving (on long trips), Driving (with his Ping G10)
Evidences of Grace: He is a youth leader whom I’ve have become good friends with. He loves the Lord and loves the youth group. He’s gone through a difficult last year being unemployed, but was a great model of what someone should do when they are unemployed. He gave himself to three things:
1. Looking for a job
2. His family (his folks—who have had significant health issues)
3. The local church
Todd has been my right hand man, giving constantly of time and effort to the youth group. He’s been on every trip we’ve done, served in the nursery and children’s ministry (with the youth who serve in those areas), and wrote a 15-week study on sin for the youths to grow from. As he endured unemployment, he kept looking to God for dependence.
God provided him a job last week.