Joshua at More Than DodgeBall posts this brilliant piece of advice for youth ministers.
I have to admit, I have probably broken each one of these rules at various points. However, the advice is solid - particularly that advice not to try and be like a young person. As a minister - and an adult - we are not. And young people don't really want us to be like them anyway. More than that, they want us to be authentic/ If I don't understand what it is like to "wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy," that's OK (I'm not sure I'd want to!). What is important is that I understand that young people wake up feeling "something." My job is to walk with them and mentor them and share the Gospel.
Now, excuse me. I have to go clean out my car.