Thursday, January 21, 2010

Youth Leader: Amy

Name: Amy DeBurgh

Nickname: Amy DeBlog, Dummie

Time in Youth Ministry: 18 months

Gifts: Discipleship, Wisdom, Joy, Exhortation, Making Slideshows, Making Christmas Party Signs

Evidences of Grace: Amy has recently left the youth ministry to serve more with this guy she likes in the church who preaches every Sunday. I know that God will bless her in her new ministry. How do I know? Because He greatly blessed us while she served in youth ministry.

Five quick evidences of God's grace in Amy:

1. Discipleship--From Day 1, she consistently challenged the girls to a deeper walk with God. She didn't beat girls over the head with her Bible (that I know of), but she loved the girls--showing them that God is greater, bigger, and more wonderful than they had thought before.

2. Investment--She jumped right into the ministry and became a valuable leader. Serving isn't something she does half-heartedly or as an afterthought to her "life." Caring for girls souls quickly became her life.

3. Example--She is a fantastic model of what it means to be a godly wife, a godly mother, and a godly woman. Her character is above reproach and her holy conduct is a perfect example for the young women to follow.

4. Joy--Amy is always joyful, because she recognizes where her joy comes from--her sins being forgiven and her name being written in the Lamb's book of life. Her joy is contagious and she excites others to follow God with joy.

5. Grace and Truth--John says that Jesus is full of grace and truth. Amy is too. She comes strong with God's Word, repentance of sin, and the need to be a disciple of Jesus. But, every step of the way, she encourages with grace. She loves people and oozes grace to them in every conversation. Because she also has received grace.

I'm blessed to be a friend of Amy and to have served with her. She came to girls who were freezing and she left them burning up. Thanks for serving, you will be missed.


  1. Great post Dan.
    You might want to just leave this post up as the all-time-greatest writing you have ever done. I'm not saying you should quit writing all-together but you should come to grips with the fact that you may never, ever write a better blog post ever, ever again.

  2. Everything I have seen here, today, is completely outta line and unauthorized!

  3. Spencer, don't speak too quickly, I've got a magnum opus about the price of cabbage in America coming up next week.

    Amy, I know you're mad because "celebrating nachos" wasn't listed as one of your gifts. I can assure you, it was an honest mistake on my part. Sorry.

  4. Dan,
    I do celebrate nachos, regularly.
    I love that picture, though I should have more self-respect, I admit it.
    But the kindness of this post was too generous. I will truly miss high school ministry. I am joyful about the future. Thanks again.

    unauthorized gushing! :-)

  5. I know, Spencer, unauthorized gushing! I mean, I thought it was kinda well written, but thanks! :-)

  6. I checked the chinese on Google translate, and it came out, "Day drama style said ...
    With the fuel bar"


  7. And to that I reply: