As we plan our Sunday morning gatherings, broken people must be at the forefront of our minds. As we look to how we plan camps and retreats, are we engaging students beyond the “spiritual high” of the program? Are your small group leaders discipling students or simple asking a few questions in their time together? These are questions we should be asking ourselves.
How do we make teenagers care? It sounds as if it is asking for a paint-by-the-numbers process for cramming the importance of faith down our students’ throats. Part of me wanted to say that I’m not sure I want to be in the business of making anyone care about anything.
Our goal as parents isn’t to be perfect. It’s to be present. When we are there, involved in our kids lives by giving support, wisdom, correction, and even freedom to fail, God will instill in them, from scripture and our example, the ability to make good decisions.
Greg Stier, President and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries, is mobilizing teenagers across America to share their faith. Greg has a reputation for knowing and relating to today’s teens in unique and effective ways. Because of his 20+ years in youth ministry, Greg is widely viewed as an authority on teen issues and adolescent spirituality. Over the course of …
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