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It’s an honest mistake. The logic appears sound. Placing “young leaders” in the all the student ministry leadership roles just makes sense…right? But this thinking is flawed! For too long we have searched for the Stereotypical Youth Leader.  The one that’s 21-25 years of age, has an engaging personality, is a student magnet, plays games, plans activities, plays the guitar,…

Matt’s eyes were huge as he entered the conference. The sea of youth leaders in one location exceeded his expectations. He felt confident this would be the place to discover the qualities of the "Perfect Leader for Student Ministry." The plan had been to interview enough student leaders in three days to build a profile of the “Perfect Leader.”  His…

Matt’s eyes were huge as he entered the conference. He had never seen so many youth leaders in one location in his entire life. He had one more burning question: “What are the qualities of the ‘Perfect Leader for Student Ministry?’” He felt confident he could interview enough youth leaders over the next three days to build a profile on…

If churches could hire youth leaders from the WANTED section of a newspaper, what do you think the ad would say? WANTED:  Stereotypical Youth Leader: must be 21-25 years of age, have an engaging personality (but be submissive to deacon board), possess the ability to attract lots of students (and keep them from annoying the senior saints), play games (like…

“I’ve tried everything!” I frequently hear these frustrated words from well meaning people who want to make an eternal impact on the lives of students.    They work hard trying various approaches but are unable to grasp the illusive key to successful ministry. Over the last thirty years, I have observed some of these valiant efforts which I call “erroneous youth…

If churches could hire youth leaders from the WANTED section of a newspaper, what do you think the ad would say? WANTED:  Stereotypical Youth Leader; must be 21-25 years of age, have an engaging personality (but be submissive to deacon board), possess the ability to attract lots of students (and keep them from annoying the senior saints), play games (like…

When Facebook began in 2004 it was designed for college students. It gave them a way to keep in touch and share information with other friends in college. By 2005 it opened up to high school students and in 2006 to the general populous. Now the fastest growing segments of Facebook's 300 million active users are over 25 and more…

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