8 thoughts on “let this be a caution to you, youth worker”

  1. youth ministry has changed.

    some of the dumb playfulness of a decade ago is now considered sexual misbehavior.

    example: hanging a ba with your guys on some passerby used to be funny – now it can be grounds for a law suit that could lead to you having to be licensed as a sex offender. -True

  2. I had so many purple nurples when my guys were freshman that my wife asked me who my girlfriend was. I learned early on that the best defense is a good offense :-).

    Praise God my guys are seniors now and (mostly) above that sort of behavior.

    peace|dewde
    http://www.teensagainstporn.com

  3. “Youth Ministry has changed”.

    Yeah, and for the better.

    That kind of stupidity, doesn’t promote relationship or anything positive. At its base a wedige is a power play on the other individual.

    Dumb playfullness (which you correlate with a physical gag that is a bully tatic) has no place in the spiritual mentorship of teens. We are not called to be their peers, but ministers and living examples of Jesus.

    Sorry to be a buzzkill, but there needs to be some maturing done with many of our student pastors.

  4. Dave I just read on your blog how you purchased a wedgie just the other day…Wait a second you purchased a Sand Wedge. My bad!

  5. I think the physical aspect of youth ministry can definetly get out of hand, on the other hand, a restraining fear can bind our ministry as well. I think things like wedgies oftentimes are a power play and that we need to be careful of things which injure our guys (especially since they won’t allow themselves to show it).

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