Friday, August 21, 2009

Ministry of the Smile

Interacting with students is not always easy. Finding friendly faces at a youth event can be like finding willing adults to help with the all-nighter. But there is one thing you can do to bring out that smiling face on your students - smile at them.

A smile is an often overlooked tool in your youth ministry toolbelt.

A smile can break the tension.
A smile can cause a student to smile.
A smile can say more than words.
A smile can affirm a student's worth.
A smile can be the highlight of the event for a student.
A smile can make a student feel welcome.
A smile can start a conversation.

Smiles are free.
Smiles are limitless.
Smiles are never out of style.
Smiles are good for any occasion.
Smiles are contagious.

When was the last time you used a smile in your youth ministry? What affect did it have?

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