By Len on Aug 6, 2015 in NNYM, Prayer Updates | 3 Comments
Coaches Corner – August 7-12, I am traveling to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for a two-day training event with Lead 222. I’ll be learning to help coach youth workers across Texas and New Mexico. Go to Lead222.com for more info.
Workshop – I’m traveling to Lovington, N.M. at the end of the month to provide a personalized training event to an entire church with focusing on every member being in ministry based on Ephesians 4:12.
Full August Prayer Update
By Len on Jun 11, 2015 in Articles, NNYM, Youth Ministry | 0 Comments
Sent in an article to Youth Worker Journal this week. It’ll probably be a sidebar in their September/October “Hard Times” issue.
It’s titled “Seven Truths to Remember Before and During Hard Times”
Here’s part of it that I posted on Facebook, while I was writing it.
“Knowing examples from the Bible of God’s faithfulness is our foundation but it’s important to also remember that it’s not only a theological check list.
It’s not merely the abstract that gives us hope but also when we remember our personal Ebenezers. When we do that, we can more likely appropriate the fact that the God who has been faithful before in our own lives will be faithful again, it just might not look like what we expect, and that’s okay”
It’s good to be writing again. Good meaning, excruciating and an ordeal to get the right words out that share truth from my story without me being the focus of the story. This one is very satisfying because I know my friend of many years, Tim Baker, will do his editorial wizardry and make it better.
Had to send in a new bio, so I went with this:
@Len_Evans oversees Texas and New Mexico for the National Network of Youth Ministries. He provides encouragement and pastoral care for youth workers via @YMOasis and randomly blogs at LenEvans.net
Now to try and write a few more blog posts before it get’s published so it’s not so random. :-)
By Len on May 15, 2015 in General, Life is Harder When You're Stupid | 0 Comments
In our world of social media, everyone has a voice and some people think they have the best voice and everyone needs to hear from them.
Being able to share what you think gives the feeling that your opinion matters because people might interact with it and some may even agree.
Unless others validate you’re an expert, you’re probably not. And even if a lot of people say you are, that still does not make it true because they might all be idiots.
Just because you can say something or share information about someone else doesn’t mean you should.
If you think you’re an expert, here’s a test, you can take.
Do people ask you what you think about something or a particular subject or field? If not regularly, you’re probably not an expert.
It’s great that you can share your experience and thoughts but if you really want it to be listened to and seriously considered, share it with someone who knows you and cares to hear your perspective.
Like the old saying goes, “People don’t care what you know until they know that you care.”
Care and love others more today than you did yesterday and you can become an expert in what matters most, loving others unconditionally.
By Len on Apr 15, 2015 in Prayer Updates | 0 Comments
April 2015 Prayer Update
I’m speaking to the Irons Middle School FCA on Friday, April 17th.
They typically have around 250-300 students and they asked me to share the Gospel during the message.
Please pray for clarity and for students to respond to God’s offer of redemption.
By Len on Mar 22, 2015 in NNYM, Networking, Prayer Updates | 0 Comments
In January I shared I was hoping to travel to Houston within the first few months of 2015 to meet with the leadership of
I’m flying to Houston tomorrow morning and I’ll be back in Lubbock late Wednesday night.
Doug Clark, the NNYM Field Director (My direct boss) is joining me for this trip as we meet with many youth workers to strengthen their networks in and around Houston. Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and almost 25% of it’s population is under 19.
We’re also going to have one meeting to discuss a potential partnership with another ministry that would help Houston and other cities around the country. This meeting came about over the last month and a half and we’re eager to discern how it could help thousands of youth workers
So please pray some extra prayers this week.
Keep Lovin’ Jesus,
By Len on Mar 1, 2015 in General | 0 Comments
God is always at work, even in the events that we don’t anticipate.
In December, I was laid off from my job as a hospice chaplain. (Read the rest of the story and please pray after you hit the link or download the PDF)
March 2015 Prayer Update
By Len on Jan 8, 2015 in General | 0 Comments
To San Diego & Beyond!
Thanks for your prayers. Whether you pray for me everyday, a few days a week or a few minutes per month, it is appreciated and God is answering your prayers.
Please pray a little extra while I’m in San Diego meeting with the growing NNYM team.
January 2015 Prayer Update