After more than 30 years in youth ministry, Larry Wagner, senior pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church, Thousand Oaks, Calif., responds to The Lutheran’s request to share his wisdom:
Ministry tips for adults who work with youth
1. Be yourself — youth can see through an attempt to “be cool” in a heartbeat.
2. Be consistent.
3. Use your “quiet voice.” Shouting just doesn’t work.
4. Model what you’re trying to teach.
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