There was a time as a student pastor when I thought I had all the youth ministry resources that I needed. Then because of that I had fallen into a routine of doing the same thing always and assuming that since something worked it never needed to change and that I must have that part of ministry all figured out. I then realized that not only was this attitude wrong, it was also doing a disservice to my students. Because since students are always changing, I need to make sure that I am always learning and growing as a student pastor so that I am prepared to minister to them and meet their needs. This learning happens at many times. Sometimes this learning happens through reading and and taking traditional classes but often time it happens through conversations or just observations. Then along with this learning I have to make sure that I am gathering resources so that I can effectively implement what I am learning in my ministry. You need to do the same. We always need to make sure that we are growing so that we can always be prepared for whatever ministry opportunities God places before us.