Hello. My name is Jody. As the title says I am a former youth minister. I felt the Lord's calling as a youth at my home church when I was 17. When I was 20, I became the interim youth minister and eventually the youth minister at the same church I was raised in. However, my tenure was short lived. Prior to becoming the interim youth minister I had sex with my girlfriend. Knowing what I did wasn't right, I repented and spent a lot of time in prayer over my indiscretion. However, as sins do, my sin caught up to me when my girlfriend informed me she was 5 months pregnant. As I felt was right, I stepped down from my position as youth minister. As if I wasn't down enough, the weeks that followed pulled me even deeper. I wasn't allowed to tell the youth group goodbye or explain why I had to step down. In the two Sundays I went to the church I was looked at with scorn. When I announced that I was stepping down, I was embraced and told my church family would always be there for me. On my last visit I wasn't asked how I was doing or shown a welcoming eye. I was just informed that they needed a copy of my letter of resignation for the church records. Fast forward 8 years and I am married to the afore mentioned girlfriend and have another child. As of late I have felt the Lord tugging at me again. I feel as though He's reminding me that my task is not finished and He's not done with me. Please pray for me to find His will and leave any advice you can. Thank you and God Bless.