If you feel drained, it’s normal. Working for the church is draining but it can also be fulfilling. You just need to know how to heal anytime you have been scarred.
While the temptation might be to grab a bag of chips, watch a Sylvester Stallone movie and then eat a bowl of ice cream (Okay, maybe that’s just me), there are better ways to recover from the pain and endure the journey by:
From time to time youth ministers send me their job descriptions and one thing that sticks out to me every time is their responsibility to Incorporate youth more into the life of the parish.
It’s a phrase we’ve all heard. It’s something we get the gist of, it’s just not always clear what that should look like. If you want teenagers more active on the weekend then you need to develop an:
No one wants to be a number. It’s impersonal and doesn’t give a person the value they deserve. While there is pressure to grow your numbers, it’s important not to lose sight that the numbers have names.
The reason a teenager will come back each week is to feel valued and known. That might seem overwhelming in a large setting, but it’s possible. To keep the focus on the person and still grow the numbers you need to:
How would you rate the effectiveness of your volunteers? Are they helping you run a program or are they helping you create a movement? It’s your responsibility to make them the latter.
You don’t need volunteers to manage a program, you need them to take your ministry to a new level. While meetings and planning can help your team work together if you want them to work better:
I’ve learned that the hard way that you can’t do ministry on your own. Every time I’ve tried it’s lead to frustration. Working with others is a simple principle we tend to forget.
While it’s something we all know we should do it doesn’t always seem practical. After all working with others means: