Today in my ministering to troubled youth class, we watched Gridiron Gang, a true story about a guy who works in a juvenile delinquent center and wants to help the guys get out of problems by turning them into a football team. We had a great time eating pizza, chips, and watching the movie.

It’s a great movie. The first time I watched it, I had to fight back tears a few times. It has a lot of great lessons in it, too. It teaches us a lot about helping youth in problems.

  1. You must accept them for who they are.
  2. You must see them for who they can be.
  3. You must have faith in them.
  4. Never give up on them.
  5. Deal with your own problems, too.
  6. Be willing to learn from them.
  7. Discipline is a good thing.
  8. Not everyone is going to agree with what you’re doing.

The list goes on. I’m looking forward to the discussion on Wednesday.