Ten commandments for surviving in youth ministry (1 of 10)

Ten commandments for surviving in youth ministry1. Thou shalt pray daily. Pray for personal issues, the ministry, your pastor, students, humility and wisdom. It’s absurd to think that we can effectively serve the Lord in ministry without discussing it with Him on a regular basis. That’s like working for a boss and never listening for direction, only it’s not a business project at stake — it’s teenager’s eternal destiny! We also need to be sure to spend time worshiping in prayer and listening to Him in solitude. Some of my best prayer and worship moments are the times I finally stop talking to God and just listen for Him in silence, waiting for whatever He lays on my heart and mind.

Posted on August 1, 2007

  • I couldn’t agree more!!

  • Amen! Thanks man, looking forward to next nine.

  • Tim

    The other nine are coming over the course of the next two weeks. Stay tuned! :)

  • Sheketta Brown

    Praise GOD!! Where are the other nine?

  • yeah this is Rocky Coan and i want to be a youth minister at my church East 91st street christian church after i graduate from college and i want to be a part of my church and be a youth minister there too but i do not really know what i can do now i need your help for this .

  • This website is awesome. I have the privilge of being the new bible study leader/youth group at my high school. I had no idea what to do or where to start. But this was a great help and I am blessed that I found this website so I can be a good leader and be a good influence on other teenagers. Thank you and God Bless.

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