What’s the First Obstacle in Working with Youth? You Are.


As explained in this article from The Resurgence, among those who work with youth, two widely-divergent perspectives are common — those who serve out of obligation, and those who just want to hang out.


People in the first group (serving out of obligation) “measure their success by how long they’ve been engaged with young people.” Those on the opposite extreme (hanging out) “measure their success by whether they are included and accepted.”


The answer to both extremes is that ministry must start in our own hearts. Above all else, we must be worshipers of Christ, not worshipers of our idols of works or sense of security. And like our Good Shepherd Jesus, we must be motivated by a God-honoring compassion on those that we minister to.


Read the full article here.


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