These stories are plentiful but so few make it into public reading. This great and true story is from the Fuller Youth Institute’s Sticky Faith project. How cool was it for those teens to have their senior pastor be their small group leader for the week of camp?! This summary says it all:
“I’m sure there’s still some texting going on during the sermon most Sundays, but after conversations I’ve had with our youth I know they listen and participate in worship differently now that they share those special memories from camp with our pastor. And our pastor communicates to them differently now that he knows more names, faces, and stories.”
Read the entire story. Discuss it with your team. How can you incorporate your senior pastor into your plans? Then ask him or her. Go ahead and do it!