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Heart of a Teacher

During the Dave Ramsey Town Hall for Hope event, he talked about what to look for in a financial advisor: one who has the heart of a teacher. If they aren’t willing to teach you about managing finances, they aren’t worth having as an advisor.

I like to think I have the heart of a teacher. I love teaching, especially in impromptu moments. During the funeral for Ken Cross yesterday, I was running sound in the media booth. Becca, one of our youth, asked if she could come sit up there with me. She joined me in the booth and started asking questions about the board.

I ran through some basic functions: mute, volume, which slider was for which microphone, etc. We started off both manning the board. I handled the Lectern/Pulpit mics and she took Pastor Carl’s. Ten minutes into the service and I had moved off to the side and she was running the show. It was fun multi-tasking for me and she had a good time learning something new.

At the heart of it, youth ministry is about discipleship. Spiritual growth is certainly a key piece, but we also like to help youth grow in other areas. We want to help nurture youth to be the young men and women God wants them to be. And it’s a joy to be a part of the process along the way.


  1. Sue

    What’s great about Becca is she has the heart of a learner! Great post, Jason.

  2. Eric Fesmire

    I agree with Sue…you’ve got to have both: the teacher and the learner. What’s great is that you did have both and you had the teachable moment! Or, in this case, moments 😀 I look forward to seeing how interested Becca gets in this task – a great start to a sound person for the youth band and maybe even another one for worship!!!

  3. Debbie C.

    Wow! I don’t think Becca realized she was actually in control of things! She said she had fun, and IS interested in getting involved with the tech. team – she just lacks the confidence at this point. Thanks for seeing the opportunity and for capitalizing on it!

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