Dealing with discouragement?

I subscribe to and read a lot of ministry blogs, especially youth ministry. I found this while reading this morning. Here’s the lead in:

If you haven’t been discouraged in youth ministry yet, hang on, you will be. Discouragement is a part of the profile we cannot avoid.  How we respond makes all the difference.

I agree whole heartedly, most of the pain in the church is compounded with the poor way in which discouragement is handled. Doug Ranck points out a good process to deal with it when it comes knocking at your door.

Here’s the link.

Cross posted at Big Ticket Festival Ministers’ Connection.

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