I am honored to serve amongst you as your District Youth Director of the Southern Pacific District.
Within two years operating as your DYD (2017-2018), while learning and adjusting to my role I must say I am pretty impressed to see so much growth regardless of the many ups and downs we encounter together. Nonetheless, God has been very good to us. I must say I can not even imagine doing all this great work on my own. Nope, it takes a solid team to accomplish, and I am pleased with all the hard work and dedication our Regional, Sectional Reps and District Staff have produced in these two past years. Having said that I believe we as a team can still grow in many areas that can help us draw closer together and thus become a much stronger team. For one I am personally committing to improve our channels of communication, vision, fellowship, and professional development.
It is why I have decided that we must continue to focus our energy on building the youth office culture. Although we have grown in numbers, I believe our office still needs much work. So, here is a list of ten critical fundamental priorities that I think need attention to move forward.
District Staff/Team Development
Regional and Sectional Reps support
SPDYM Mission and Goals (KPI's Reporting)
Youth Pastors Directory
SPDYM Website/ Rebrand /Social Media
Youth leader Leadership Summits Trainings
Connecting & Networking with District Pastors
Funding and Budgets
2019 Calendar dates Promotions
Anchoring with Schools/ Credentialing
Finally, Raquel and I have dedicated this month (January) to prayer and fasting as we both find ourselves in the middle of a tough season where we are both making major personal adjustments with our jobs, life schedules, and family to better serve our home, church, and district. It hasn’t been easy, but the Lord has been faithful to us in ways we cannot complain. I kindly ask that you continue to keep my family in prayer as we continue to serve our great Southern Pacific District constituents.
Eli. Vega District
District Youth Director
Southern Pacific District Youth Ministries.
Since I still consider myself a relatively new a DYD and many pastors still have yet to know who I am, I have made it my personal mission to visit as many churches from our district to connect, network, and build strong healthy relationships. Most importantly, I want to do this to learn more about the needs of our district churches and thus provide answers and resources that are relevant to them. As of now, I have visited a total 27 churches. Moving forward, I look towards continuing to book myself as many times as I can to church speaking engagements before November (Convention month).