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Youth Worker Sound Off: What's Your Definition Of A "Veteran" Youth Minister?

Yesterday our friend, and ym360 Contributor, Christopher Wesley wrote a post on his blog about veteran youth ministers mentoring youth ministers who are just starting out.

As is our practice when we come across great youth ministry content, we RTâd one of Chrisâ tweets about the article:






Eric Upton, one of the many great youth ministers in the ym360 Community, responded with a question:






This generated a few responses. Chris answered in a practical way:







Considering the short tenures of many youth ministers, I donât think Chrisâ response is too far off. We responded in a less practical way, but one that speaks to experience:






Darren Sutton, another friend and ym360 Contributor, jumped in and gave some great responses, including this one:






And now, itâs your turn! We want to hear from the great youth workers out there in the ym360 Community. 

How do you define what it means to be a veteran in youth ministry? 

Take a moment and share your thoughts! Simply type your response in the âCommentsâ box below the âJoin The Conversationâ heading below.  

We look forward to hearing from you!  

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