Friday, April 22, 2016

10 signs you know you are a Youth Director in The Bahamas

10. Your official title is Youth Director / Coordinator / Leader because "Youth Pastor" hasn't really caught on yet.

9.  You get invited to school assemblies regularly.

8.  You are an expert at making Kool-Aid.

7.  The people at the Pizza place nearest to your church know you by name and have offered you a standing appointment on Friday nights or whenever you have youth meeting.

6.   You learn how to be versatile when it comes to meeting with your youth ministry because you don't have an official youth room. So if it means using the church's parking lot, or the church's hall or even under a tree, you make it work!

5.   At Lock-ins, You are an expert at staying up all night and while doubling as a security guard.

4.   Budgets are like unicorns.  If you catch one, don't let it go otherwise, it might become a 
figment of your imagination.

3.   The easiest volunteer staff to recruit is usually those who recently "graduated" from the youth ministry but they suffer from the Peter Pan syndrome.  They want to be "youths" forever.

2.   You become a social media ninja; able to watch the posts of your students/youth without being caught with the dreaded screen shot.

1.   You are the resident guru / counselor / listener of boyfriend and girlfriend drama. 

Bonus point: You use the word "Youths" often. eg 
1. We are having youths tonight!
2. "Are there any youths in the hooooouuuusssee?!"

Thanks for reading.  What to do you think? Are there any other signs you can think about?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Day of Reflection on my time in ministry

Wow. All I can say God is a gracious and good God. He can change anyone, if You let Him.
This year I celebrated and reflect on 15 years of ministry and 8 years (August 19, 2007) as an ordained minister of The Gospel of Jesus Christ, of which I am still not UNASHAMED OF and I THANK GOD FOR!!!
As I mentioned, 15 years ago this year I availed myself to God when I felt a call on my life. I was not sure what it was all about even though I was a PK. Though this was true I had to find God for myself. (Oh boy, they say PKs are the worse ones huh? Well I don't know haha)
I found God for myself and was never the same. Does that mean I am perfect? Heavens NO! I have fallen toooo many times to count but only by God's grace I am still here and holding on.
So many people have helped to shape and form me as a Man and a Minister. Ultimately, all this was done under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. However, I want to single out my dad and mom though; my dad, Rev. Archelaus Burrows, who models what it means a Priest, Protector and Provider and my mom, Evangelist Eunice Burrows who never stops praying for me (even while she slaps me upside my head).
Also a key period, was my time in the Holy Woods, as it is affectionately called or more properly The United Theological College of The West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica ( This was not all smooth sailing but the lessons learnt, in and outside the classroom were sometimes sobering and/or painful to say the least. Nevertheless, they challenged, shaped my theological and ministerial constructs and stretched me to the person/theologian that I am today.
So I remember that humid August evening at Zion Baptist Church ( when my heart was so full and my mind racing. I really didn't want to go but I knew I had to. Its funny,
God has a way of just pulling you were He wants you to be.
I am thankful that I just get to do what I do and that is so humbling. Therefore, through it all, ups and downs, mess ups and good times, times of plenty and times of nothing...All I can say is that I JUST CAN'T GIVE UP NOW. I know I have not arrived but like I learnt in the HOLY WOODS, "Know your stage because there are STAGES AND STAGES AND STILL MORE STAGES.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July is here!!!

Its is the month of JULY.  How cool is that.  Feels great to be in my birthday month.

Alot has happened this year.  I have not been very consistent in blogging but I have alot to share coming up soon.

Friday, April 17, 2015

When you think about God what comes to mind?  A tyrant, a big bully or a loving Father?

I believe God wants us to see Him as a loving Father.  He is creator of the universe and life as we know it.  In Jesus, God has redeemed us to Himself.  This is the ultimate case of Love in action.  God wants more people to worship simply because they love Him and not because they are afraid of hell

TWEET THIS NOW: God wants more people to worship simply because they love HIM and not because they are afraid of hell #bjornbeonit

I saw this video done by Joseph Prince Ministries.  This is love in action..Here is the whole teaching.  Be blessed.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

My Blogging needs to improve

So this is now the first week in March and this would be the first time I would have blogged for the year.

I guess there is little to say but I know that I work really hard on stuff in real life.  Nevertheless, if I am going to have an online platform then it only makes sense to use it.

I guess what I am saying is that I will do my best to do just that. ;-)

Monday, December 15, 2014

End of Year

Wow.  I have been really really bad at updating my blog for the past year.

This must change.  I am thinking that I will have to discipline myself to write on things that I like and want to expand on.

Perhaps I will but some more movie and book reviews.  That sort of stuff.

Well this will begin a new season for me for real.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Back in the saddle

Guess who is back!!! I guess you can say that I am in the proverbial "saddle" (not sure what that even means) but I am back!

I have not updated by blog since June this year.  I can not have this domain and not use it, now can I?  Well I probably could...Wait I did but therein lies the problem.

Since June so much has happened. Nevertheless, I will get into all of that a little at a time.  Nevertheless, I am just hear to say that I am back.

 I will share that on October 25, 2014 I appeared as a guest on a radio show for the first time in the Bahamas.  Here is a link for it here:

 The show is called The Youth Perspective.  A show catered to young people or young adults that are making a positive contribution to our society.  I am humbled the host Keshagen Jamal actually invited me on.  Check it out!

Well that is it for now.