Hypocritical Youth Group.

Discussion in 'Youth Forum' started by Guitar25, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Guitar25

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    I go, or well use to go to this youth group near me. It seemed really cool at first, but the problem now is that after hearing a speaker at the bible camp i went to last week, it seemes now that i realize that 87% of the ppl there are "Hypocritial Christians". I use to hold band practice there but when the people in it quit, one seems to have a bad attitude and the other picks on me and makes fun of me about it but acts like he is joking and making fun. I'm really sick of it. All the ppl there seem to just be there to hang with there friends, becuase while the lessons wer going on, they would chat and not pay attention. I have been told that i should stay cause maybe i could make a difference, but that doesn't matter to me. I know of a different youth near me that seems alot better. I know that maybe i could make a difference, but i want to focus more on Christ and learn as much as i can about him. What should i do. Stay at the one I am at and attempt to make a difference, or go to another and learn more about christ and grow in him more and more. Please help me
     
  2. Dallasdid

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    Hey been there so many times. I think best thing is to stay and make a difference ask God to use you to do so. If you keep serving God and being the right example I believe people will see it and want to do same. Also I know the grass looks greener on the other side but if you go to another youth group what happens if the teens there act like the ones at your current one? you cant be a Christian kangroo and hop where u like every time trouble comes. But I challenge you to stand up be a Jesus Freak , be the light, and pray for them.
     
  3. Guitar25

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    Well yeah, but the reason that i chose this youth group is because i know all of the ppl that go there. I have known them for years and they all go to the same bible camp that i go to. Believe me that there not the same.
     
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    I agree with Dallasdid in the fact that no youth group is perfect. Neither is no church perfect.

    My youth group has its problems too. The kids sometimes can care less about listening to the message and just want to goof off sometimes, and It does annoy me. But teens will be teens.

    But, there is nothin wrong I don't think with going to another youth group if you're not comfortable there. Especially if people are picking on you. I would.

    Then again, if you would rather stay in a youth group where you know everybody there, i would stay, but just dont go in all the time, take breaks from it if it becomes too much aggervation, and try other youth groups while u take a break now and then from that one

    Just my .02 cents [​IMG]
     
  5. Guitar25

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    The thing is though, the youth group im gonna go to in place of the old one, i know alot of ppl there.
     
  6. Candi016

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    Which youth group? So you know alot of people in both youth groups? Sry I don't understand.

    Well you can make a difference in the new one also, and learn more about God too if people seem to be more mature in the new one. But, theres problems in every youth group, no matter where. Theres always gonna be 1 or 2 or even more group of kids who just goof off and go to it because they are forced to by parents or just to see friends, like you said.
    But, if by any chance, you ever find a youth group that has no immature kids, please fill me in! lol..kiddin around

    This is your choice though, its all up to you.
    Just pray that Gods will be done
    Oh, and also-theres other places you can make a difference in besides youth group, since you seem to be focused on making a difference also. You can make a difference anywhere! [​IMG]

    Well hope all goes well
    :cool:
     
  7. Guitar25

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    This is just great. Ever sense i left my old youth for my new one, everyone i know from the old one is treating me like a social outcast. There acting differently toward me and acting like i stabbed them in the back. I dont get it, its like they stabbed me in the back. If we really were friends, it shouldn't matter if i go to a different youth or not. A friend is a friend no matter what. i am cracking from all this and i dont think i can take much more of it.
     
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    I gotta say, Guitar25, that I don't think you have anything to be ashamed of in this situation. You could handle this in the most mature fashion, but it still hurts to be shunned and looked upon unfavorably. I would say to keep your head up, let those from the former group see that you have nothing against them. Invite them to dialogue with you and have a heart-to-heart with them if they want. The thing is, you can't make them want to hang out with you. Unfortunately, many groups are like that, youth or not. Remember that Christ was mocked and ridiculed too, and He even told us that we would share in that persecution for standing up for Him. Learn a lesson about people from this, but don't allow it to embitter you against the Church, or even those whom you have called "former friends." I'll be praying for you, and if there's anything I can do, let me know.

    In His Grip,
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  9. Guitar25

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    Yeah, i have tried to sit some of them down and talk to them, but it doesn't seem to help. they still cold shoulder me and it hurts. they used to talk to me about anything, but now its like i don't even exist. i dont know if i can take it anymore. I have been shunned all my life by the "In" crowd but now by people i thought were friends. Its just twisting the knife in my back.
     

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