Dating in youth groups


02-Feb-2016 13:33

To refresh my own experiences and hear first-hand about today’s challenges, I spoke with two other full-time youth ministers who are younger and closer to a dating stage of life than I.

They may choose to live in an area not near the church.That was back in 2004, and I am now married with two kids. I know many youth ministers who are young and single (I know many youth ministers of various ages and stages of committed relationships too, of course!) and this post explores the realities of being a young, single person leading youth ministry.They may choose to shop in different stores, or even go out for dinner or drinks in places where they are less likely to see a church member.

I was hired into paid, full-time youth ministry at the age of 24.I was single, young, male, not dating anyone, and found myself suddenly surrounded by people that dominated my social schedule…romantic dating just got a lot more complicated.