Foreign Exchange Student
You need someone who can speak a foreign language fluently, even better if you have a real foreign exchange student. Explain that you are excited to make (name of your youth ministry) for everybody and thought that it may be best to have a foreign exchange student come and share their thoughts on (name of youth ministry). You will ask the questions and translate for the crowd. Bring in your non-English-speaking student and ask them things likeÉ”How do you like the music at (name of youth ministry)?” Have the student rant and rave, holding there nose, rambling about how awful it is and when they are finished, you smiling, tell the crowd they loved it. Continue, each time asking a question about your ministry, each time with the foreign exchange student obviously bad talking everything . . . and you interpreting it as being great. Finally the student realizes that you arenÕt interpreting correctly and gets ÒmadÓ and walks out.
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Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.