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Youth ministry is all about the teaching, right?

“You killed that message!”

“That was a homerun!”

“You were on fire!”

Yeah, maybe. But the truth is, for most of us, teaching is a bit of a grind, a grind which is not enhanced by the pressure we put on ourselves. Sometimes we might be really good; other times not so much. We are not called to be great all the time. We are called to faithfully talk to our students about Jesus and help them grow spiritually. Nothing more, nothing less.

We are called to be–in the terminology of today’s report cards–consistently satisfactory.

In this episode, Steve and Mathew take some of the pressure of being great in front of students. It’s easy to compare ourselves to everyone’s best as portrayed on social media, but our students benefit most from the ones who know them and love them best, even if we aren’t as good as Francis Chan (or the youth pastor down the street).

So let’s go easy on ourselves when it comes to judging our teaching. Be good. Be prepared. But be easy on yourself. Teaching is important, but it’s not everything.

It’s Episode 103 – Consistently Satisfactory

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