The greatest mistake youth workers make when ministering to students, specifically middle schoolers, is that simply talk at them, telling them what they need to know and what they need to do.
This mistake makes sense. We love Jesus deeply and we got into this business because we want, more than anything, for young people to fall in love with Jesus as well. So, week after week, month after month, we try our best to compel them to love Jesus the way we do.
But here is what we forget. When we were 12 we didn't love Jesus the way we do now.
When we were 12 we were developing our faith and our heart for Jesus. We did have some experiences in middle and high school that contributed to our faith and put us on the path to know and love Jesus in the deep an intimate way we do now as adults.Read More