Questions with Kids Part 4: Drop The Dead Fish (with Doug Jonson)
Learning in Community
When you are in close proximity to the journey and day to day needs of a young person, it can feel insensitive to respond to their needs by doing nothing. Doug, Josh, and Rachel talk about with it means to build healthy boundaries amidst chaos that can consume us while remembering what God actually calls us to do. ----------------------------------- Show Notes: Take out a piece of paper with two columns and try out Doug’s exercise around God’s Job Description and your own. See all the ways God is simply asking you to partner with him in a few things and not be all things. EXAMPLE My Job: Love, Present Truth, Pray God’s Job: Protect, Provide, Love, Intercede, Be the Truth
When a kid sends a tough question your way it can be tempting to "give the right answer." But what if the right answer is no answer at all? Rachel, Doug, and Josh wrestle with how leading kids to the truth requires mental gymnastics, a good listening ear, and sometimes no answer at all.
This conversation features Doug Jonson, a Development Officer with the Tacoma Area Youth for Christ. In this episode we discuss his long-time ministry with YFC, his love for kids, and his own personal journey on matters of racial justice. As someone who works regularly with kids in poverty, Doug has a unique perspective our current national conversation around racial justice. Thanks to Sara Renner (listen to her interview here!) for allowing us to use "Altogether Beautiful," the title track on her new album, which can be purchased at the following link:https://sararenner.bandcamp.com/Thanks to our awesome sponsors:Studio 2 Ceramics. 10% discount code: GOSPELWorship ForwardSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/gospelbeautiful)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/gospelbeautiful)
We are not in the business of transaction, we are in the business of relationship — and that includes relationships in our community. Listen as Josh and Rachel interview TYFC Development Officer and THE Tacoma Ministry Guy, Doug Jonson about his journey of building relationships with (basically) everyone in his city. Learn how community collaboration can transform your ministry from a program that burns you out to a movement that catalyzes your whole hood.