If you have been in youth ministry for more than one day you have experienced some goofs. No, I’m not talking about students. I’m talking about times when you said something or did something that just didn’t work out how you wanted it to. This week I want to open up and share some of my goofs in youth ministry, and hear some of your goofs.
I was a summer youth pastor at a church, and was taking a group of students on a retreat at the end of the school year. I decided since I didn’t know the students real well, and they didn’t know me that I would lead them on a trust walk that ended with a whipped cream fight (I don’t know why I didn’t use shaving cream). Anyway, it all went just fine until we got back to the cabin and found out that the water only came out of the faucet in a very, very small stream. We all did the best we could, but ended up stinking like spoiled milk the whole weekend long. It was a smelly situation.
So, what goof have you had in youth ministry?