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The Relationship Factor

Just posted this new article from a PDYM mentor in Louisiana on the importance of relationships in youth ministry. Good stuff, here’s a clip:

Relationships are the key to life for everyone. For students, relationships are huge.

The need for acceptance and a place to belong is great motivation for students, and meeting that need should be a top priority in student ministry. At times it’s easy to forget about the relationships when you get caught up in running the day-to-day things in student ministry. Events and experiences can be such a big part of the ministry that we can sometimes forget the reason we are having the event in the first place.

Here are some traps I have experienced that caused me to lose focus on the students. I am sure this is not a comprehensive list, but these are the ones that get me the most.

JG

By | 2014-09-06T09:54:22+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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