"The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher." Luke 6:40
If we want on-fire teenagers we need on-fire leaders. From student leaders to adult leaders we shouldn't settle for anything less than all in for Christ and his Cause!
On-fire people set people on fire. If you have lukewarm students you most likely have lukewarm leaders. If you have on-fire leaders you most likely have at least some on-fire teenagers.
That's why Jesus invested so much time into his leaders. By the time he ascended and his Spirit descended these disciples were leaving a scorched trail of changed lives behind them. They were now "like their teacher" to the degree that the religious leaders "were astonished and took note that they had been with Jesus" Acts 4:13.
When our student and adult leaders spend time with Jesus, get set ablaze by his Spirit, live out his cause and authentically pour into the lives of the teenagers in your youth group apathy will begin to disolve like dew in the midmorning sun.
Choose wisely...and stay on fire yourself!
What are some other ways to motivate spiritually apathetic teenagers?
This article was written by Greg Stier and originally appeared at his blog. Find it here.
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