Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Signs that a youth leader is immature

For those of you who work with youth, this is an excellent article you need to be aware of that speaks to the maturity (or lack thereof) of youth leaders.  It lists the signs that a youth leader is lacking maturity and healthy adult relationships.

Every met a youth leader who shares their personal "issues" with the kids?  (Even older ones in the youth group, seniors, etc.- still not right!)     

Chimes in with negativity or worldliness and acts more like one of the kids than a spiritual leader?

Cops attitudes and encourage youth to chime in?

Sides with a teen against other leaders, even the senior pastors?

Ultimately leads people away from the Lord, or the church...not closer to?  (They don't really help to build people, nor the church and are basically the pastor's worst nightmare not their answer to prayer.)

If you work with youth you need to be aware of falling into these pitfalls yourself.  If you oversee those who work with the youth of your church this is something you want to be aware of to watch out for with your leaders.

The bottom line is, youth are looking for someone to be like, not someone to be like them.   

1 comment:

Ruth said...

My friend Carole has a big sha-bang when their children follow the Lord in baptism (telling the world that their child has decided to follow Christ.) I agree with all you have said today and think it is wonderful to send a DVD, expecially during times of crisis in the home.