10 Things everyone else knew about youth ministry that I had to learn myself

10. Play. Not just a little, not just to prove a point, just play, laugh, have fun. The abundant life Jesus promised starts now!

9. You have to be honest about your own struggles. (this life is a journey)

8. Creative teaching can only come after creative mentoring

7. Reach out to Senior adults early and they will be your biggest ally

6. If you trust student leaders you are going to get burned

5. If you don’t trust student leaders you are never going to grow

4. Consistency is important for growth

3. Nothing is more important to a student than friendships (not even God)

2. Students are desperate for positive adult relationships

1. All students are drawn to authentic worship

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