Parents: the ultimate youth ministers

“My biggest frustration in youth ministry was that I could never seem to spend enough time with the youth to effect lasting change. The best and the brightest students I had for three or four hours a week. Many of the students I had for only an hour each month. ‘If only I could be around them more!’–that was what I kept thinking. So I coached, I taught, I tutored, just to spend more time with the youth. Then I became a parent, and I realized that God had already designed a way around this problem of not having enough time with students to be the catalyst for change in their lives. That role wasn’t mine in the first place. It belonged to their dads and moms.”
-Josh Remy
from Family Ministry Field Guide

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