6 word essay

(I will return to the Shift series next week, but wanted to take a quick break to throw this topic/question out there to readers)

I was watching Mike and Mike in the morning on ESPN and they were reading entries for some contest.  The objective was to describe your health/public safety occupation in 6 words on less

It was called the 6 word essay.


I heard some professionals brilliantly and briefly define what they did or their role in six concise words

(you think you know where this is heading?)

I was wondering about youth ministry. So often we are asked, “What do you do?”

You and I know just how long and complicated our actual job description is.  It seems impossible to describe in 1,000 words or less what we do day in and day out.

But I also think there is both beauty and power in being able to succinctly define our role, calling, and passion.

When we are clearly focused on the basics of what we do and why we do it, it may just enable us to do it better.

We may be less inclined to do other things that detract and distract us from those 6 words

I honestly haven’t given this much thought, since i just watched the show this morning.

But here goes:

Youth Ministry: Love God. Love Students.

It would be fun to get your take.

I will post all comments

What is your 6 word essay: 

answer one of two questions (or both):

1) What is youth ministry?

2) What do you do?

Let the contest begin 

*disclaimer, no real prizes, accolades, or egos will be served as the result of this contest!


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