091: How Do We Grow Meaningful Relationships with Teenagers?

The quality and effectiveness of your ministry is directly related to the quality of the relationships you have with the teenagers in your group. That’s because when you have truth and rapport with teenagers the conversations are deeper, the accountability is stronger, and their openness to you is clearer. But how do you build those kinds of relationships? It’s not necessarily a natural process, but there are certain values that can help.

Today’s conversation between Sid Koop and Jason Ballard is a special episode taken from a video series that they recorded together on the 10 Essentials of Volunteering in Youth Ministry. The rest of series covers topics such as:

How do we keep our Youth Ministry safe?

How do we model spiritual disciplines?

How do we partner with parents?

How do we help teenagers in crisis?

To access all 10 videos for use to train your youth ministry team, head to youthministryonlinesummit.com. You’ll also receive access to an extra hour of content from youth ministry experts. Access is either $50 or $100 depending on the size of your volunteer team.

Special thanks to this episode’s sponsor, Trinity Western University. Their mission is to develop godly Christian leaders: positive, goal-oriented university graduates with thoroughly Christian minds; growing disciples of Jesus Christ who glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission, serving God and people in the various marketplaces of life. They are passionately committed to helping you discover how to be fully and faithfully present in the world and to play a vital role in God’s work of healing, hope, and renewal. Learn more about this leading liberal arts university with campuses in both Canada and the USA at TWU.ca