Courage to Be One

Day 1 at Fuge Camp! God is speaking to me and doing amazing things with our students. The students are looking at 1 Samuel 17, the story of David & Goliath. The purpose of this week is to look at life, two paths, one choice. What does it mean to be courageous and to follow God? What does it look like to be courageous leader in the church?
I couldn’t help but ask myself what we are teaching our kids. We allow our churches and our youth groups to be segmented, we do drink with people like us, often we are committed to doing church with people we like. What does it look like to really be the church? Can we allow our kids to separate themselves from kids who aren’t like them?
Are we teaching our students to love other people, to invest in others? Wrong question, what specifically are we doing to teach our kids to live as they should with people who don’t & with people who are not like them? Teaching students to be One body is always challenging, it is even harder when we allow our kids to separate themselves or to draw lines between groups. The church is One body, One people with One mission and One God, our kids will always separate themselves when we allow it, it is human nature, we have to teach unity and cooperation. We as leaders in the church have to teach our kids how to walk with others, even doing life around people who aren’t “good” like our kids maybe.

This type of unity requires courage and commitment.


Published by John-David Culbertson

I am the Associate Pastor for Students at FBC Monahans. I am a graduate of Dallas Baptist University (BA in Biblical Studies) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Advanced Masters of Divinity). I am currently enrolled as a student at Dallas Baptist University working on a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Arts in Leadership. I love Christ and I am passionate about the church. It is my goal to server the Jesus Christ in whatever capacity He would place me and wherever He would send me.

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