Take Your Head Out of the Sand

Youth Ministry is not about you.

No surprise, but many of us, including me, make it about ourselves. It's the raw and tough truth — one with which all of us need to wrestle and deal.

We want to make youth ministry about us on some level because we want to keep our jobs. It's not entirely selfish. We have families to feed. Roofs to keep over our head. We need our jobs. Yet, is the right response to make ourselves indispensable by creating a community that revolves around our personality? Abilities? Charisma? Charm? Knowledge?