When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. [Isaiah 43:2]
What is the role of the youth worker in tending to the spiritual and mental well-being of young people? Youth ministry offers the unique gift of providing youth with a network of adults who care deeply for their health and well-being. Given the relational nature of working with youth, youth workers can often be on the front lines to identify a problem and react quickly to prevent a crisis or tragedy. In the longer term, youth workers are pastors to our children and walk with them as they form their identities as people of faith.