Most youth workers, including me, have been doing student ministry since they were students themselves. Because of this reality, there is often an unchecked issue brewing just below the surface. This is that we often fail to differentiate our spiritual development and needs from those of our students.
Remember being a high school student?
There was a time, and maybe you are still in that time, when you remember being a high schooler and you remember the spiritual journey of that time. This memory is one of the things that makes you such a great youth worker. I remember how great it was when I first started out in student ministry. Whatever I was learning, however I was growing, only added fuel to my growing passion for students and for them to encounter the living God who was rocking my world! In fact, I have found that it is always best to teach from a place of authenticity and personal growth.Read More