Memorial is wrapping up (October 15) one of its more special ministries. Craig Hicks had been our youth minister years ago. He is one talented guy. A few years into his term here as youth minister things just weren't working out and the elders reached a point Craig was dismissed. It hurt all of us....including the shepherds.
But Craig isn't a quitter. He went to that famous class I call "Suffering 101". He took the tests, passed the course, and five years later approached the same shepherds with his idea of coming on board for a year as an intern. We accepted.
What a great idea! All were up for it which included the staff. Craig has been an intern for a year at the very same place where he once held a ministerial role. What a story from all sides.
The year will soon be over. It has flown. Craig remains a dynamo with a huge heart for ministry. So I'm making a plug for my friend. If you are looking for a guy in the role of associate or college ministry (and recently he is weighing the idea of returning to youth work)....write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll pass your info along.
In case you are wondering....yes, he has an incredible wife that is also loved and adored by this congregation.