Shannon Greene, Administrative Assistant
 

What motivates you to work with youth?
I love that adolescence is the age where teens are forming their identity and becoming the people that they are going to be for the rest of their lives. I consider it an honor and a privilege that I get to be a part of that molding and shaping process, helping point them to Christ as they center their lives around Him.

 

How many years have you been in youth ministry?
9 years; since I was a sophomore in college.

 

What is the best book you have read relating to youth ministry?
The Godbearing Life by Kenda Creasy Dean and Ron Foster

 

What’s the best advice you can give a youth leader?
Teens don’t need another “friend” or “peer.” They need someone who can be their mentor and leader, guiding them along the way and pointing them toward Christ.

 

What’s the best advice you can give to parents of youth?
No news is good news! If you don’t hear from your teens or the youth pastor when they are on a youth trip, assume everyone is ok! You only need to worry when you get that phone call from the youth pastor...

 

What would you like the church to know about today’s youth?
The lives of teens are crazy and chaotic. They are more stressed out now than in previous generations. The Church needs to provide a safe haven and a refuge from the storms and chaos of their lives. Be that place where they can escape from the world and find rest in Jesus’ arms.