Let’s talk about leadership for a moment, shall we? It’s one of those “buzzwords” that can mean many different things. Leadership can be about inspiring other people. It can be about having ruling authority over someone else. It can mean being a point person on a project or event. Most importantly, good leadership is about
Tag: Adult Leadership
If we isolate students from the rest of the gathered church, we are taking away opportunities to have their lives shaped by other adults in the body. As a student minister, it’s my job to think of ways to create meaningful connections within the collective church body.
We are all capable of providing the one thing students long for the most- sincerity. Teenagers hunger for an adult who will be genuine and honest.
Creating an atmosphere where students are hearing the same truth from multiple voices helps them relate their faith to a community instead of a personality. When they leave the student ministry and move on to college, instead of looking for someone just like their student pastor, they’re looking for a community which teaches the same truths they’ve heard for many years.
Adult leaders provide accountability. We need people we can trust to watch out backs, help small issues stay small issues, and anticipate any concerns or needs of the group. There is no replacement for the encouragement adult leaders can provide in difficult times.