I'm not going to lie, I often think I am a pretty good youth worker. I have been doing this a long time and am technically proficient. I can deliver a good talk, I can program a good night, and I can work a room and impact its temperature.
And for as good as I think I am, I still find myself longing and searching for the magic bullet.
There has to be some new trend, idea, games, illustration, insight that will help turn students' hearts towards Jesus. And sometimes my quest for the newest thing actually hinders me from using the best thing. I know this is the case because recently I Facebook stalked some "friends" of mine of Facebook and listened to their talks, looked at their pictures, read comments on their pages and I was horrified that their feeble attempts at youth ministry were actually yielding some incredible spiritual fruit!Read More