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Youth Leader Types

Youth LeadersThere seems to be two youth leader types. Some enter into the teen world playing, laughing and crying with them at each turn of their emotional road. They are probably regarded as older brothers and sisters by many teenagers. They enjoy the competitive element, yet are still respected for their age and position. Others react differently, showing the same concern, but remaining more remote. Some youth leaders are always available to counsel and help as needed, but they introduce a degree of personal restraint when necessary. They are not "close family" in that sense, but more like fun-loving uncles and aunts.✞

Uncertainty of Youth

Even though some youth leaders are not known "warts and all," they are close enough to be confided in when the time comes. Certain people like Bob Elliot, the Church Warden, cannot stand the uncertainty of youth. I have seen supposedly mature youth leaders and some clergy "flunk out" rather than face the challenge. The wise ones check out their personal resources before they begin.✞

"Youth Leader Types"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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