It can be frustrating when someone tells you, “I didn’t get the email.” even though you know very well that they received it. But, is it really their fault or are they just inundated by all the noise out there?
Communicating anything to your audience is a challenge because their inboxes are constantly full. To get through you need a little creativity. Instead of relying on the mass email approach consider:
When did we go wrong when it came to Confirmation preparation? Instead of treating it like a commissioning it’s become a graduation for most people. Confirmation preparation needs a makeover.
On January 27th, 2017 my newest book Rebuilding Confirmation (Ave Maria Press) will be released. While the book doesn’t have all the answers to fixing Confirmation preparation it’s goal is to start the conversation on what needs to change.
Youth ministry is draining. It can drain you to the point where you wonder, “Why am I still doing this?” That’s why it’s so important to practice what you preach to your students. To do this for the long haul you need PRAYER.
So many youth ministers burn out because they ignore the basics of their faith that they share with their students. If you want to be in ministry you need prayer. And it’s easier said than done because: