Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How to REALLY advocate

One of the commonly spouted opportunities for a youth worker is to be an advocate for the young people of the church.

In some respects, this is correct. We do speak on behalf of those who are younger and have no-to-little representation in the decision making processes of the church.

But, while at a youth ministry conference yesterday, I heard a much better definition of advocacy.

It isn't that you speak FOR someone.

Instead, the role of an advocate is to simply AMPLIFY their voice, not implant your voice over theirs.

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