“Pastor, would you speak at our youth retreat?”
My quick response surprised Jeremy, our youth pastor, not just because I seldom respond quickly but because it was an enthusiastic one. And it was heartfelt. There was no need to pray, think, ponder or mull over this decision.
When I preach on Sundays there are youth in the crowd. But at a retreat there would ONLY be youth in the crowd and at this particular retreat, a record high number of youth.
What an opportunity. I would be one of, if not THE oldest speakers ever at a youth retreat for our church.
So what should a senior pastor say at a youth retreat?