Russ' Blog

I don’t claim these to be my own.  I read them a couple of years ago, and have forgotten where I got them from.  What do you think?  Are all of these rules breakable?

  • Bigger is better.  (How about being overjoyed some Sunday night when you walk in the room and only find two teens?)
  • Don’t play favourites. (I know we’re supposed to love all our teens equally, but let’s be honest — some teens we just have better chemistry with than others. Why not make them your focus and allow your other adult leaders to focus on other youth?)
  • Games are a must. (Does every youth gathering really need some crazy game as a way to kick things off or as a reward for sitting through Bible study?)
  • There has to be a program. (How about walking in to a meeting and when the youth say “What are we…

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