There’s never a dull moment in youth ministry, right?
Actually, that may be truer than we realize…and also something we should not be so happy about. As it turns out, there are several benefits to being bored.
Teens nowadays have little time to be bored. I’m talking about good old-fashioned slumping on the couch, eyes glazing over, yawning while complaining at the same time…I’m soooo boooored!
We all know the culprit too: technology. Those long car rides that used to be THE surefire recipe for boredom are now spent playing games, checking phones, or watching dvd’s. Waiting rooms, airports, the hairdresser, rainy afternoons—they all used to guarantee getting bored, but not anymore.
And that’s not necessarily a good thing (though admittedly, traveling with kids has gotten a lot less stressful!). [Read more…]