I didn’t realize this until recently… but youth pastors love acrostics for their youth group names. Maybe we all love televised sports as well and gain inspiration from every poster that highlights the letters ABC, CBS, NBC, or ESPN with their clever messages. Maybe we start to think “maybe our students will start to make posters of their own with our initials and acrostics on them.. Oh the possibilities.” It’s getting bad. Our student ministry program is called MERGE and I was talking with another youth pastor and told him what it was called and he said “Oh yah? What’s that stand for?” Case in point.