It's All About Relationships

It's All About Relationships

I recently read an article about ministry that stated "make sure ministry is all about relationships (1)."  This aspect is so important in Youth Ministry when you think about students and their home lives or lack of one, the friendships they have or don't have, and so on. However, this is just as true in ministry as whole.

"They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." 

I heard this phrase growing up often in regards to forming a relationship with someone in hopes of sharing the gospel with them. This method dates all the way back to the First Century and the approach Jesus took in His ministry. It was built on relationships.

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

As little girls, we would be playing outside with our friends when we would grab flowers and play a little game. We’d name different boys: schoolmates, actors, athletes, different celebrities, and any guy we thought we just loved so much. We’d take our flowers and begin pulling the petals off saying the same things over and over, “he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not…” and so on in hopes of landing with the last petal saying “he loves me.” Fast forward a few years and we find ourselves dating and in relationships. Now we have our close knit group of girl friends that we can discuss guys with. We all want to love and be loved. Some of us have found that, some are working on it, and some are still pulling the “he loves me not” petal every time. 

Love… there are tons of songs dedicated to it, along with books, movies, paintings, and even clothing items. There’s even a whole holiday dedicated to relationships and loving someone. Everyone loves to be loved and loves to love someone, including myself. Ladies (and guys too) deserve a special kind of love.

God’s love is a divine love that never ends. 

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