I'm a youth pastor in INDIANA. I'm just getting started with this ministry, and I am having a little bit of trouble controlling the kids during youth group. There is always two or three kids who keep talking even after I tell them to be quiet. I have been getting opinions on what i should do, and
thought you might have some insight on the matter.
Get yourself a high velocity paint pellet gun and ... oh ... wait ... did I just say that out loud?
Thanks for the email. Good question! Five principles to think about:
- ONE ON ONE: Rules without a Relationship lead to Rebellion. Hey that's good . . . I should write that down. My number one priority for myself and my staff is always "spending time with students." One-on-one times with students reap 10 times greater results than large group time. Spending time with students individually, listening to them, getting to know them, earns their respect. It's nice to be respected by a lot of the students in the room . . . it won't be so hard to demand it.