Top 10 Excuses Every Youth Group Student Makes:


Top 10 Excuses Every Youth Group Student Makes:

#10. I want to look different, just like everyone else.

#9. I’m too busy with all the other stuff I’m doing

#8. I don’t read the Bible because I don’t understand it (but yet can’t understand it because I don’t read it…)

#7. The _____________service is too boring/wild/loud/quiet/deep/shallow/_________, so I stay home.

#6. None of my friends will be there — Well have you invited them? —–No….

#5. I’ll learn the Bible when I get older.

#4. People will think I’m wierd

#3. I might get beat up (honestly had a 6′ tall 200+ lb HS Senior tell me that once….)

#2. I don’t know how to share the gospel

#1. My salvation is dependent on grace, so any good works i do don’t really matter. (with no answer for James 2:20…)

I’d love to hear your list…

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Brent Lacy

Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at and on the Kindle Store.

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