Chad is back and we are talking everything #NYWC19, YS In Tampa, and this month's theme for Youth Ministry Booster "Culture of Worry." Our students are more anxious and worried than ever, and we think that Student Pastors are too!
Youth ministry leader you must address the balancing the emotional and relational load of ministry creates within you. The cup of stressors has to overflow eventually but where will you put the spill?
Your family? A regrettable habit? An addiction to video games, Youtube, or Netflix?
We all find ways to self-medicate through the strain that ministry creates. Where are you going to put all the stress, exhaustion, and desire to do good?
"Social is the multiplier for our insecurities. We were always insecure but now we just reach our maximum capacity quicker and on an almost daily basis."
We are just broken down faster and faster.
"Facebook comments can collapse around those who are really in need."
“We are far too quick to offer answers instead of listening for wisdom.”
“There is pain on my face that I can’t always speak with my typed words.”
“I need to see your face to help you heal in your faith.”
“Comments are not good for counsel and care.”
“Care stems from relational investment.”
“Face to face conversation holds us to a level of integrity
“Anxiety often comes from feeling over-worked or under-worked. It is related to how we feel about what we have or have not accomplished. Better big picture plans usually facilities better day to day feelings of worry.”