Not even six months ago, we stepped up to the plate, took a swing, and (honestly, much to our surprise) knocked one out of the park! What exactly am I referring to?? I’m talking about MC YOUTH!!
Truthfully, COVID halted any bit of momentum from the smallest beginnings of MC YOUTH back in 2019 and 2020. Fast forward to March of this year, 2021, and we knew that now was the time to put MC YOUTH back on the map. Yes, we had to do it safely and wisely, but now was the time nonetheless.
We quickly assembled a team of adult volunteers who committed to work together to create a regular place for teenagers on Wednesday nights. And with only a meeting or two all together, and a long string of emails and text messages after that, this team created the most irresistible environment for students 6th-12th grade. And before we knew it, up to 30 teenagers were hanging out at MC YOUTH every Wednesday night. We were ecstatic and chomping at the bit for the opportunity to invest into these amazing young men and women.
Yet as we looked to fall, and all of the momentum we hoped to sustain, we knew that we would need more than an ongoing string of text messages and emails to keep this party going. We knew that we needed someone to lead the charge. Someone to keep this train moving down the tracks. Well, I am happy to announce that Amy Thielke is that someone. And as of August 1st, Amy has joined our staff as the part time MC YOUTH Director.
Amy has been attending Midcurrent for the last year and has shown unthinkable levels of enthusiasm for the ways God is at work, not only with students, but with the church at large. Amy has a knack for engaging with teenagers and a deep hunger to connect them to the heart of God.
So here’s what I need from you Midcurrent:
Next time you see (or meet) Amy, give her a high five and a big ol’ welcome to TEAM MC!
Send her a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you are interested to join her and her team investing into the future generation of world changers!
P.S. I hope to see you at the home of Mike and Indira VanHandel on Saturday night for our summer concert. Trust me when I say it will be an amazing night of music with some food and ice cream too! 5:00pm. W8721 770th Ave in River Falls.