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Youth Ministry: It’s Supposed to be Hard

Shane Stacey – January 23, 2015 Leave a comment

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Feeling weak and alone in ministry? You’re not alone. In 2 Timothy, Paul encourages Timothy 25 times to “be strong.” You only tell someone to “be strong” 25 times, in a single letter, if you know they are feeling weak.

Youth Ministry is hard. Why? Because we are in a war! It’s easy to forget that reality. Paul reminds Timothy, a young pastor, that he is a soldier in the middle of a cosmic battle with an enemy that makes ISIS look like a kitty cat.

At Rebound 2014, pastor Chris Brown, of North Coast Church in California, encouraged youth workers and their spouses to be strong and courageous, keeping a wartime mentality in ministry.  Continue Reading…