Youth Pastors are…mentors, sounding boards, social media gurus, studiers of pop culture, Friday night cheerleaders, doctrine/theology simplifiers, disciple makers, writers, visionaries, small group coordinators, communication directors, budget balancers, penny pinchers, counselors, parenting advisors, preachers, adolescent development enthusiasts,
(take a drink of coffee)
meeting attenders, over-worked, under-paid, technology lovers, wannabe video-gamers, book lovers, marriage counselors, Facebookers, Tweeters, occasional Google+ers, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sinners, broken, event planners, professional campers, retreat warriors…
(take another drink of said coffee)
dodgeball champions, “fill-in” preachers, chapel speakers, professional pranksters, curriculum planners, Bible expositors, thematic teachers, service planners, worship leaders, prayer warriors, professional van drivers, video editors, pizza eaters, party organizers, sleep deprived, and passionate followers of Jesus.
After 52 roles I have BARELY scratched the surface! What other #YouthPastorsAre have I missed?
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.theyouthministryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Photo-on-2012-07-05-at-13.12-2.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Texas native, Texas Tech Red Raider, M.Div. at Truett Seminary, husband to Ashley, father to Ava, Student Pastor at LifePoint Church in Plano, Tx, table tennis (ping-pong) extraordinaire, addicted to coffee. For anything else…you’ll just have to ask, or go here: About David.