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.
In the legend of King Arthur, the king and his knights sat at a round table. There was no foot and no head. Each person sat at the table as an equal, as one who was called to serve the King and his Kingdom. I pray that Youth Ministry Round Table will be that type experience for you.
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 …