I’ve embarked on a summer project that will result in something and I seek the best teachers you’ve ever seen in youth ministry. I am looking for local youth workers, youth pastors, and leaders (volunteer or vocational) who truly helped people learn. Who were those great leaders who just knew how to get students’ attention, how to generate deep conversations, or how to connect content that mattered to everyday realities? Maybe they led small groups, role plays, short-term missions, or lectured…. but people learned through their intentional teaching.
Maybe these great teachers were part of your life decades ago. Maybe you watched them in action last week. Whatever is the case, they would serve as your model to say to others, “THAT’s how you do it.” In an era where experience rules, these master teachers remind us of the core element – learning matters.
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