In light of the revelations from the SBC investigation this week, here are some resources for creating safe boundaries to protect the children in your youth ministry.
Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak: Communicating With Your Teenager
Parents become a safe place to confess sin and discuss failure when teens can see that we need the forgiveness of the gospel just as much as they do.
My ministry role does not define me—Jesus does.
With well-defined boundaries within an adequate amount of pasture, parents and teenagers can nurture their relationships because of the grace, mercy, and forgiveness Jesus Christ provides.
As a parent, I am relieved that God has granted me and my kids a teammate like you. As we walk alongside these kids together, here are a few practical ways you can help me out.
Loving, respectful pushback from a teen in an unhealthy family dynamic does not mean that this child is being rebellious or ungodly, but rather that they are speaking out against sin and wrongdoing with patience and humility.
When I held each of my children for the first time, I began dreaming of all the wonderful adventures they might have. I was full of hope for their future. I often think of Mary holding baby Jesus…