Today’s post, an article I wrote for Holiness Today, about the other 119 hours…

We need to recruit and train our church body to be a “spiritual family.”

When my family was struggling during my early teen years, I needed a spiritual family to help me. It’s not something I asked for when I walked in the church doors. “Hi, my name is Brooklyn, and I’m pretty sure I need a spiritual family—where can I sign up for one?” No teenager is ever going to do that. But it’s what I needed.

I needed mentors to begin conversations with me, ask me questions, and walk with me through life stuff. This type of family existed at church and it’s a big reason why I spend my life in the church today. We have the power to change how teenagers (future adults) respond to Jesus for the rest of their lives…


Read the full length article.

*Photo courtesy of Melinda Cummins

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