From Directions in Youth Ministry:
"Youth ministry is notorious for having high turnover and short flash in pan ministries. People leave youth ministry for varied reasons. I know it is God's blessing that I have been at my first call for so long, but spending so much time in one congregation has helped me to see this 'slow work of God' and I feel so blessed by it. This slow work can and will be one of the most frustrating and wonderful experience we have as youth workers, pastors, and teachers. The teenager that three years ago you wanted to give up on suddenly is a new a person..."
Read the whole blog entry here.