Boundaries for Youth Leaders

It seems like a regular occurrence that I hear about a youth pastor or a youth leader messing up with a teenager sexually. It is sad, but it is the reality. The reality is simple. Anyone of us could fall into this type of trouble without boundaries. Boundaries are there to protect us. Here are a few boundaries for youth leaders (particularly males): Do not find yourself in a car alone with the opposite sex– This is a no brainer. A male leader does not need to take girls home by himself. Find a female leader to do that. There are lady … Continue reading Boundaries for Youth Leaders

[Guest Post] Manners: A Vital Part of our Student Ministry Curriculum

“One of the most important aspects to a balanced and thriving student ministry is having an intentional scope and sequence to your curriculum.  We must be intentional with what we teach and to use the limited amount of time we have with our students well.  And while many of you are thoughtful about your teaching and are biblically deep, contextually astute, and clever as all get out, there might be one significant area that gets left out. I am sure that you would agree that our culture is getting more and more coarse.  Students are increasingly self-absorbed and rude.  Maybe the … Continue reading [Guest Post] Manners: A Vital Part of our Student Ministry Curriculum

6 Boundaries you must have in student ministry

As I look over leaders in ministry, I am hearing more and more about allegations about immoral behavior between a student pastor or leader with a student. I think that it is important to set boundaries for you and your testimony. Here are some boundaries that you must set in your ministry: Never drive a teen girl home anywhere by yourself This is a very important boundary. This is where relationships occur. I am not against having relationships with teen girls, but when you are by yourself with a girl in the vehicle, there is no accountability. If that teen … Continue reading 6 Boundaries you must have in student ministry