Sunday, March 14, 2010

Awesome Youth Group Parents

Recently, a parent came to my office to share some concerns. First of all, this person wasn't belligerent or rude. He brought some concerns before me, and let me just say, I could listen to his complaints/critiques ALL DAY! I respect people who can help you examine yourself without feeling belittled.
One of the things I was told is that we were doing TOO much in our youth ministry! As we spoke, I realized that I have a major problem. Our teens LOVE being together (a good thing), but I have a problem saying "No" when they want to hang out. I've been saying "Yes" to too many things over the past 4-5 months.
I always tell the teens they don't need me to hang out, but somehow I've been sucked back in. Probably because I love them so much!
But every once in a while, it's a TRUE BLESSING to have a parent tell you that you're doing too much, and that "It's OK to say NO!"

1 comment:

Taylor said...

Hey, great post. If we all could only learn to say no, maybe the church wouldn't be so filled with burnt-out Christians!

I was wondering if you would like to contribute this post and others like it to our resource library ( We're reaching out to youth leaders and pastors and encouraging each other in an attempt to make their load a little lighter.

Shoot me an e-mail with your response,
-Taylor (