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Youth Worker BOOST: Genuine

Youth Worker BOOST: Genuine

ym360 knows youth workers. We know what an incredibly rewarding, yet incredibly challenging job youth ministry can be. There are days when your spirits are sky-high, and there are days when you could use a bit of a “pick me up” from God's Word . . . That's why we're happy to offer Youth Worker Boost, one of the many valuable resources on the ym360 Blog.

Boost is a short, weekly piece of encouragement designed to, well, “boost” your spirits and encourage you as you minister to students. We consider it yet another great opportunity to serve you and your ministry.

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"Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?"--2 Corinthians 13:5

During the California gold rush many prospectors thought they had discovered riches when in reality they had uncovered a substance known as iron pyrite, or, "Fool's Gold." Pyrite has a golden color. It's shiny like gold. But the mineral has little or no value. In other words, it has the appearance of gold with none of the characteristics that makes gold so distinctive.

We could use the same words to describe the faith of so many in the church: looks kind of like the real thing, but it's only surface level. There's not a lot of real faith underneath.

Paul saw this, too. And it worried him. See, Paul knew that for the early church to survive it had to be led by people who had genuine faith. There were "Christian imitators" back then who led many young believers astray. That is why the test of genuine faith was so important then.

Genuine faith in our leaders is every bit as important now as it was 2,000 years ago. As a leader, how is your faith? Does your lifestyle, language, and interactions with others show the quality of having been influenced by Christ? Or, do you have the appearance of a Christ-follower, but not the substance?

Commit today to living a genuine faith, in all you do, each and every day.

Our prayer for you: We pray that as you lead students, your faith would be genuine, that you would completely given over to following Christ with all that you are.



Last Week's BOOST: Worry

Next Week's BOOST: Lonely


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About The Author

Richard Parker

Richard Parker

Richard Parker is the resident youth ministry guru at YM360. Richard has served as a youth minister for the past 41 years. ("Shockingly, he was Les' youth minister yet STILL decided to stay in ministry"!) He is currently co-pastor and student minister at a new church plant, Branches Church, in Russellville, AL. Richard serves as a special projects editor and staff writer. Richard wrote YM360's "REACH: A 6 Lesson Study on the Book of Psalms" and has contributed on all of YM360's ongoing curriculum projects. He's also written many of YM360's free lessons, devotions, and blog posts. He and his wife Amy have two daughters, Lauren and Leah, one granddaughter and one grandson.