10 Questions every parent should ask their youth pastor? What are those questions? I’m glad you asked.

When I first started working on this article, I focused on how parents could learn more about their youth pastor to sort of help them feel comfortable with the person who would be teaching their teens.

However, as I pondered the idea, my heart began to break with a deep burden for those who God has called to guide our teens to follow Christ––amidst a culture shift like none of us have ever seen before.

Have you ever considered the important role your youth pastor has

in raising up the next generation

of warriors for Christ?

That being said, I’d love to help you come alongside of these people who are brave enough to cross generational boundaries and reach into the lives of our teens. Ready to learn more? Good! With that in mind, let’s look at 10 questions every parent should ask their youth pastor.

1 What can we do to help you?

 Working with teens is a glorious, exhausting, exciting and heartbreaking experience––all at the same time. While one student surrenders his heart to Jesus, another turns to a lifestyle that dishonors Christ. When a week of youth camp is crowned with incredible worship, brokenness over sin, and heartfelt commitment to follow Jesus, the following week may be met with a teen suicide, or other painful consequences from a student’s rebellion. (We’ve been there. Working with youth is seriously the craziest roller coaster of emotions I’ve ever experienced!)

 

When leaders faithfully build a ministry team, they are able to reach and minister to a variety of people who are looking for someone with whom they can connect. (Note: If you’re not led to work with teens, your generous financial assistance will help in ways you can’t imagine.)

Read the rest of the article* here: http://www.crosswalk.com/slideshows/10-questions-every-parent-should-ask-their-youth-pastor.html

*This article by #RhondaStoppe first appeared in #Crosswalk .com

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