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I am often asked what I consider to be the ‘ideal’ youth minister. It’s a bad question in a way, because we should never have stereotypes, but it gets me thinking about the kind of youth leaders who seem to gather young people and keep them coming back. Young people want to be there with them.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

There can be some bad examples of this. For example, the leader who works so hard on his popularity, that his charismatic personality draws people for all the wrong reasons. There are plenty of examples of groups that folded once the dynamic personality evaporated or left. In my travels to churches to do consultancy work, I am often surprised by the type of group that really seems to be cutting it. I think there are some common parameters in the groups I have observed.