Episode 237: Justin Knowles makes kids these days simple
It’s easy to look at kids these days and wonder what exactly is going on in their heads. They’re growing up in a completely different world than their parents or grandparents did. Justin Knowles, Director of Kids and Youth at Sandals Church, joins Rusty on the podcast to shine a light on what kids today are navigating.
If you've ever wondered what the deal is with kids today, then you aren’t alone. I’ve had parents ask me questions like, "How come they are so sensitive? Why are they so lacking in motivation? Why do they struggle so much with relationships"? Well, it just so happens they are dealing with anxiety and mental illness that we have never experienced in our lifetime.
I’m a dad, and I know that the teen years can be particularly rough on us as parents and on our kids. That’s why I’m glad Justin Knowles came on the podcast this week. Justin Knowles is a pastor who works in student ministry and elementary-age ministry at a very large church in Southern California. Whether you’re a parent, a youth pastor, or just someone who spends time around kids and youth, Justin’s insights will shed light on what’s happening, and how you can support the young people in your life. And I’d love to hear from you: What was the most helpful thing you learned after listening? Let me know in the comments below!
Special thanks to BELAY Solutions for sponsoring this week’s episode!
- Episode Transcript
- Youth Ministry Hacks Podcast
- Justin’s blog on Download Youth Ministry (DYM)
- Sandals Church
- Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
- The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
- Saving the Saved by Dr. Bryan Loritts
- High Impact Teams by Lance Witt
- Springtide Research - the blog
- Connect with Justin
Creators and Guests
follower of Jesus, husband of lorrie, father of lindsey and sidney, pastor of real life church