I was thinking back to what I wrote in Jesus on Facebook and thought that this needed more expansion. I think this idea has a lot of merit. So many youth feel disconnected and forgotten. It’s common for young people to feel like no one notices them and even worse that no one loves them but we can fix that.

My last point said we should encourage our youth to encourage other youth and I think this is a really different way to teach our youth. We are teaching them that to be a true leader you need to serve the others in the group. Every group has it’s leaders. You know who they are. Let’s see if we can get our leaders to really start to show God’s love in a tangible way to the rest of the group. An easy way is through Facebook wall post or through texts saying “Praying for you” or “God bless.” They really need to mean it or it loses all effect. Maybe during a lunch hour at school they invite the new kid at youth to come and eat with them. Anything to make the people in your group feel connected and supported by each other. It’s one thing for us to show that we love them but something entirely different if their peers do and we need to be the ones to encourage it.


~ by Philip on September 23, 2008.

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