I love when we get questions in like this because those of you with experience really help develop young leaders who have all the questions. Please give any possible “constructive” remarks and instruction to the young “rookie” who e-mailed this in:
“I’m going to be working at a urban youth group very soon as the student pastor. I’ve had only a little experience with this culture. Can you help? Anything I should know? Do or don’t do? Is there’s any advice that you can give me?”
Also, feel free to send in your own questions to gain “community input” on an issue, students, parents, programs, etc. If we think it’ll be helpful to yourself and others, we’ll put it up.