First Day on the Job

Today is my first official day as the youth ministry intern here at Church of the Open Door in York, PA. I came to the office with youth pastor Brett Ayers around 10:00am and got to meet several of the people in the office. The first day has been great! We have been working on planning and preparing for Ignition, a three night event for students to kickoff the summer. My job today was to work on a promotional flyer for the students to pass out to friends and students over the next two weeks before Ignition. I also worked some on slides for Ignition that we will use in each of the services those three nights. It has been encouraging to work on some stuff, get to know Brett a little more, discuss youth ministry, and listen to Matt Chandler and Steve Furtick with Brett as we worked. The past few days I have been staying at Brett’s house and have enjoyed getting to know his family. Either tonight or tomorrow I will probably be moving into the mission home for about a week before moving in with a host family for the rest of the summer. Please keep me in your prayers as I continue this internship. Pray that the Lord will use me to make an impact on the students this summer and also serve alongside Brett and the youth leaders well.

Below is the promotional flyer I worked on today for the students to pass out. We will hand these out tomorrow night at youth group!


Published by Austin McCann

Austin is the student ministries director at Redemption Chapel in Stow, OH. He has a BA from Piedmont International University and a Master of Arts in Religion with a Christian leadership focus from Liberty University School of Divinity. Austin enjoys reading, writing, playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his family.

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