If the adult says, "I have no more time to invest": -Add specific young people to your personal prayer list and pray faithfully for them. -Begin a non-threatening conversation with young people in the church foyer. -Greet teenagers and young adults with a big smile and handshake. -Ask them for a prayer
Practical Ideas for Pastors, Youth Workers, and Other Church Leaders: Invite older adults to share their story (their testimony) with the youth group or young adult group in your church. Schedule a time for mature teenagers to participate in all of the ministries of the church (e.g. attend deacons’ meetings, etc.) and report
I Want Busy Kids in Our Student Ministry – By Tim Ahlgrim Youth workers need to stop whining! Students are busy, active, and stressed. The result of this activity is that they do not have enough time to attend our meetings and church. Many youth workers are discouraged - and often feel rejected.