Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What is Youth Ministry?

Youth ministry is...

-studying the Bible
-teaching the Bible
-messaging on MySpace
-praying like crazy
-dreaming big dreams
-laying foundations
-helping kids respect their parents
-helping parents respect their kids
-teaching
-not preaching
-smiling
-laughing
-crying
-cheerleading
-challenging
-inventing crazy games
-saying "I don't know", when you don't
-seeing past the walls
-writing notes
-being yourself
-exploring faith together
-showing up (every time)
-noticing the quiet kid
-choosing to love
-instilling hope for the future
-asking hard questions
-listening and loving, no matter what the answers
-caring about every aspect of a teen's life (because God does)
-being Jesus with skin on, and challenging them to do the same

2 comments:

Jean said...

WOW! Well said.

Stacy said...

AMEN! (to the post, not Katherine's mom's comment although that does deserve an amen as well)