10 Things a Lead Pastor Never Wants to Hear From a Youth Pastor

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1. "Just what exactly is a youth ministry budget again?"

2. "But the kid smarted off to me. That's the only reason I tazed him."

3. "Isn't 'exegesis' some kind of skin condition?"

4. "Our outreach this week? Paint ball in the church auditorium!"

5. "But once we realized we had left him alone at camp we turned around and got him."

6. "Yes teens text in the service, but not because they're rude. It's just because they're bored with the sermon."

7. "About that raise…."

8. "God told me to tell you __________________ (insert anything here.)"

9. "Can we have youth Sunday once a month?"

10. "I just told that so called 'tither' to find another church if he doesn't like the way I do youth ministry."

Greg Stier is the Founder and President of Dare 2 Share Ministries International. He has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of Christian teenagers through Dare 2 Share events, motivating and mobilizing them to reach their generation for Christ. He is the author of eleven books and numerous resources, including Dare 2 Share: A Field Guide for Sharing Your Faith. For more information on Dare 2 Share and their upcoming conference tour and training resources, please visit www.dare2share.org.