Always Learning

Brad M. Griffin | Jun 4, 2010

Kids are always learning. We are always teaching something. The question then becomes: What?

I know this, of course. And so do you. But sometimes I need a reminder. This weeks’ interview with John Losey highlighted that truth for me yet again. We talked about setting up specific experiential learning “initiatives” and creating intentional learning opportunities. But as John reminds us, we miss the point of all of it if we don’t realize that even when we’re not wearing our “teaching hat”, we’re still teaching. In the van, on the court, after the meeting, hanging with our families…kids are learning something from us.

We can take that truth and turn it into incredible self-pressure, or we can be reminded of the grace of God that covers us when we fail to teach well. I’m leaning on that last part. But I’m also thankful for the reminders that even when I think it doesn’t matter…it all matters.

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, blogger, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and the series Can I Ask That?: 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith. Brad and his family live in Southern California.


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