10 MYTHS ABOUT YOUTH WORKERS
By Dr. Richard J. Krejcir
Youth Ministry is not comfortable! It's not easy! It is normal and okay to feel inadequate about your skills. Your confidence will grow the longer you do ministry and you will see how God can use us 'inadequate' people to do great things!
1. You must know what's going on in youth ministry at all'
2. You must have adequate training and be equipped to teach the Bible.
3. You must feel needed at all times.
4.You must always feel comfortable.
5. You must be one of the kids.
6. You must have plenty of free time.
7. You must feel secure.
8. You must be wild, crazy and dynamic.
9. You must be liked by all the kids and parents.
10. You must command respect from kids, parents, and the church staff.
So what are we to do? Seek He First, seek Christ and glorify Him as a Youth Worker!
A.C.T.S is an acronym or axiom that points us to the Lord's Prayer and other Scripture, and gives us precepts so we can divide up our time and purpose to engage in prayer with a correct devotion and attitude. "ACTS" refers to the percepts of prayer-the categories of Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.
First off, there is no "method" or process on how to pray, as there is no specific principle on how to talk to your mom or best friend. We just do it. Yes, there is edict, attitude, and good ways versus bad ways to communicate. Thus, God does give us a pattern as a checklist to make sure our time and attitude are lined up to more of His will and less of ours. We must make sure we use our payer time with purpose and effectiveness.
What if I have never been taught how to personally pray or to talk to God? What if I grew up in a church that never had conversational or personal prayer? What if I offend God? But if you know how to talk and listen then you know how to pray!