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Youth Worker BOOST: The Imitators

Youth Worker BOOST: The Imitators

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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"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."--Philippians 4:8-9

Have you ever seen someone who's really good at impersonations? If so, you quickly realize it's not just the voice that these guys mimic. Those who do really great jobs of impersonating others are masters of picking up all the body motions and facial expressions of the person they're imitating. It takes a lot of time and dedication to be a good imitator.

The question for us is how well are we at imitating?

Paul was pretty good at imitating. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul asked the Christians there to imitate him. It wasn't his voice he wanted them to duplicate, it was his lifestyle. Paul told them to practice what he taught them through not only his words but his actions. This is a powerful teaching. But for those of us who work with students it's an awesome responsibility. You may very well be the main person your students are imitating when it comes to their faith. How does that make you feel?

It's human nature to feel uncomfortable when we read this. It's a challenge to us all. Our students are watching us. If they imitate you, how close would they be to imitating Christ?

Our prayer for you: Our prayer is that you would be walking so closely with God that you could confidently look to others and say, "Imitate me as I imitate Christ" . . . and mean it.

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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.