Youth pastors have a tendency to know a ton of people at church, but can sometimes be known deeply by few. For your own personal growth, mental health and spiritual health, it is so important to have close friendships that go much deeper than the superficial stuff. Do you have those people in your life that you can open up to? The people that you can be very real with? The close friendships that don't just know you as a youth pastor, but know who you are to your core? These are the people that you need in your life to lean on for support and accountability. In this episode we take a look at why youth pastors need deeper friendships that go beyond their youth ministry.
We recently attended the Youth Pastor Summit (https://slulead.com/yps/) where Ben Trueblood (www.studentministry.lifeway.com/ - Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources) and Shane Pruitt (www.shanepruitt.com - National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board) discussed the importance of these friendships during their talks and Q&A session.
If you haven't already signed up for the Youth Pastor Summit in your area, we encourage you to do so! https://slulead.com/yps/
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