I love these words about Youth Pastors from Mark Batterson,
Just so we’re clear: It’s not your job to disciple my kids. That’s my job as a parent. But I’m so grateful that I have someone to tag-team with. There are times that my kids need a “third-party” to say what I’ve been saying their entire life. They won’t hear me, but they might hear you.
So go ahead and dress cool and act cool. Pull the all-night events and pull crazy stunts. Laugh with the kids like crazy! But don’t forget that you are first and foremost a prophet in the life of my child. That’s what matters. Don’t cower before a politically-correct culture. Speak the truth boldly, lovingly, prophetically. Get in their face. Get in their life. Challenge them to dream big and pray hard. They are capable of far more than we can imagine!