Where do you find your joy? Since returning from the youth retreat, I’ve been challenged by 1 Thessalonians 2:8 to answer that question. If you look around at different youth programs, it is easy to see highly structured ministries offering many opportunities for youth to receive teaching and fellowship and perform service activities. Youth programs need more than those opportunities. They need time and lives. Paul comments in verse 8, that they were delighted to share their lives with the Thessalonians.
Are you delighted to share your life with our youth?
Are you investing your life in a youth?
This, known as discipleship, is essential to have an effective ministry. We must be willing to spend our lives on the lives of our youth. Beyond that, we should be encouraging our youth in leadership to do the same.
So what can we do to share our lives with youth?
Use your comments to give suggestions on how we can invest in our youth.