As a new youth ministry leader, I struggle with a lot of things. Seriously, being a youth leader is no easy task. There are a couple dozen youth who attend our Junior High ministry, and trying to remember all of their names seems almost impossible. Needless to say, I struggle. I feel like I’m causing every youth to have an identity crisis every time I have to ask what his or her name is for the umpteenth time. Somehow, I have to learn to remember the names of all these girls. Part of being a youth leader is knowing the names of the girls that I get the honor of loving on and sharing life.

…but Lord, it would be so much easier if they all just wore name tags.

So here’s my question for you – whether you’re a youth leader or someone with a regular 9-5 job, how do you remember names?