Guest Post: You Might Be in Rural Ministry If…From Kevin…

This guest post is from Kevin Patterson. Kevin is the Youth Pastor at FBC Dawson Springs, Kentucky. He blogs at Life in The Youth Ministry Fishbowl

 

Guest When I ran into Brent at SYMC and he approached me about doing some Rural Youth Ministry guest posts, I thought “Looky here boys! Good times have come our way!” (To quote Phil Robertson). But then I thought, What in the world do I know about Rural Youth Ministry? After reading Brent’s book I realized I’ve been doing Rural Youth Ministry since I’ve been in youth ministry! I just never thought of it like that. It was just my ministry setting. But it got me to thinking, what makes Rural Youth Ministry different? So I thought for my first guest post I would have a little fun, (hopefully) get a few laughs, and maybe a few haughty “Amens” from my rural Southern Baptist brethren. So here’s a list of “You know you’re in rural youth ministry if….” in no particular order:

 

1: If you see more of these:
Truck

 

than these:
Cab

 

2: If your more likely to see these people:Amish

than these people:
hipster

 

#3: If you can relate more to this TV Show:
Duck Dynasty

 

 

than this TV Show:

 

 

the bachelor

 

#4: You’d rather get your advice from him:

 

 

Phil

 

than from her:

 

 

Niki

 

#5: You’re more likely to be late for church because of this:

 

 tractor

 

 

 

than this:

 

 

traffic_jam

 

I hope you all had fun looking through those! Check back for some more serious posts and feel free to share your “You might be in rural youth ministry if…” posts.

 

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Bio: Kevin Patterson is currently serving as Minister to Students at Spring Bayou Baptist Church in Kevil, Kentucky. He currently attends Truett-McConnell College online and holds a certificate in youth ministry from YouthSphere. He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and has been doing youth ministry for over 5 years. In addition to youth ministry, he works full time as a store manager and is a US Army combat veteran. In addition to MinistryPlace.net, you can read more from Kevin at his blog, www.lifeintheymfishbowl.blogspot.com.

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