I have a confession…actually, three of them.
They relate to pastors of youth, like North Pointe’s Jeremy Gifford who is one of the finest pastors I know.
That’s not my confession…its my conviction.
Some people view the role of a youth pastor as a “stepping stone” to becoming a “real” pastor. Not me.
I served as a pastor of youth for ten years of my thirty-six year pastoral ministry. Those ten years were some of THE best years that I experienced as a pastor and I’ve had a lot of great years.
Read my 3 confessions here…
[I was asked to write this post as a Special Guest Blog on Youth Ministry Unleashed’s site hosted by Dr Ron Powell of Vanguard College ]
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I wish every youth pastor could hear this from their lead pastor. Too often they live with uncertainty about their usefulness or effectiveness in their role.