10-Second Tip: Check Your Fly

Jacob Eckeberger
May 5th, 2016

At the National Youth Workers Convention, we stopped youth workers from all across the U.S. and asked them to share a 10-second youth ministry tip.

The 10-Second Tip:

Always check your fly before you walk on stage.

BONUS: The only person you can change is yourself… at least, fully change.

My added thoughts:

When you’re preparing to hang out with or speak to students, it’s a great practice to always do a once-over of yourself. Look for things like boogers in your nose, make sure you don’t have nasty coffee breath, and of course, check your fly.

The added note in the video is spot on, and if you think about it, kind of relates nicely to the rest of the 10-sec tip. The only person you have control over and that you actually can change is yourself. You can’t control how kids react, the attitudes of your church leaders, the health of your adult volunteers, or even where your small group conversations end up. But you do have control over yourself… and whether your own fly is down.

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JACOB ECKEBERGER is the Content Manager at Youth Specialties, an itinerant worship leader, the spouse of a church planter, and a long time volunteer youth worker. You can find him blogging about social media and digital strategy ideas at JACOBECKEBERGER.COM.

Jacob Eckeberger

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