“giving up because of conflict and moving on only results in needing to take the test over again.”
taken from Presence-Centered Youth Ministry by Mike King
I think youth workers struggle a lot with conflict (all ministers do). We seem to always run into someone who doesn’t like what we are doing, our methods, or the fact that we are changing things. You will never be at a ministry which does not have conflict. If you are, then I would guess you are not doing much to change or improve the ministry.
When conflict arises and it gets tough:
– don’t give up.
– rely on God for strength.
– listen to those around you.
– work on resolving the issue.