Laura Ottaviano wrote a short article that I believe you will find encouraging.  The article was written to those who work with teens and kids in Christian ministry, but she the great advice she offers is applicable to any adult who interacts with young people.

“As an experienced youth and children’s pastor, I sometimes worried if the students I served would consider me cool as I got older.  What if I couldn’t keep up with the latest game, YouTube sensation, styles, or music etc?  (Let’s face it, those things are changing faster than ever.)

“I do try to keep up with what’s current so I can understand what’s important to them and to stay as relevant as I can in my messages. But I’ve also learned after years of ministry, that I don’t ever have to lose my cool. And if you’re called to children’s and youth ministries, neither do you.

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