164 Cracking The Code

Youth Worker On Fire Podcast

16-08-2023 • 11 min

To Youth Workers - Cracking the Code: “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.” - Matthew 10:16-20 NLT

Youth For Christ taught me that we need to know the strategies for reaching students, families, and communities. How to be a valued part of the schools we serve. Then YFC trainers said this, “But… if you do that without the Spirit of God guiding you, you are no better than any other club or student group on campus.” You must be prayed up to be fully prepared!

Here are a few key things to CRACK THE CODE:

  • Assess the “flavor/aroma/personality of your community”… church expectations, parent expectations of current students, community rituals and values, schools rules and values. He will prepare you and the people you are to encounter. God’s leading will save you a lot of wasted time and effort. “Ask, and God will give it to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be open for you. - Matthew 7:7-11 NCV
  • Volunteers and student leaders… train them, educate them regularly on what is expected, and consistently remind them of God’s vision through you for themselves and the student ministry.

  • Maximum Impact… Throw a giant party at your church or a rented facility. Burger Bash, Fall Bash! Something your church and community, schools are proud to see you do. No expectations! Just a time of loving students, school administrators, coaches and teachers etc. “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”


Looking for a new student ministry resource? You can read my book “Burn Up Not Out: A Student Ministry Fire Builder’s Guidebook” here: https://amzn.to/3PtBTIy

Listen to more episodes from the Youth Worker On Fire Podcast here: https://bit.ly/3saDyYq



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Hosted by: Doug Edwards

Theme Song: "The One and Only" by The 808 : Listen to more at https://bit.ly/3FTYIAJ

Intro/Outro Voiceover: Michael Helms : https://www.youtube.com/@MichaelTheSoundGuy

Edited by: Secret Roots Music House