Monday Morning Quarterback

Stuff I learned on Sunday

My students are all too willing to embarrass themselves with me at a moment’s notice.

Performing a stewardship-themed parody of Do-Re-Mi with students in worship is… well, how do you think it is?

9 out of 10 people, when asked to use a microphone to address a large group, will insist that their voice is “loud enough.”

When someone addresses a large group without a microphone, someone with a microphone will need to repeat what they said.

People are eager to see what’s NEXT for the church.

When the glass cover of a light fixture falls 15 feet to the concrete floor and explodes, passing only inches from your face as it plummets, you will hear it before you see it.

When 50 youth are stomping around overhead, it’s best not to stand beneath the light fixture.

Youth ministry sometimes inspires phrases from colleagues like, “My favorite thing about this game is having dead bodies all over the church.”

A 30 pound pumpkin is too heavy to put atop the head of a 6th grader.

That youth ministry colleague who your students love to roughhouse with is doing you a great service.

A 13 hour work day is totally doable if the last 5 hours are spent with your favorite youth and adults smashing pumpkins are running screaming through a darkened church. Totally.

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2 thoughts on “Monday Morning Quarterback

  1. The microphone thing is so true. It might be 10 out of 10 people. I’ve given up trying to convince people to come to the mic. I let them say whatever they say, and then I give a short synopsis into the mic.

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