Youth ministry can easily become a 24/7 operation. Office hours are filled with planning and organizing. Then there are the meetings and if you throw in being “on call” if a parent or teen needs you life can get crazy quickly. But, that’s not healthy.
A healthy youth ministry has a healthy youth minister. A healthy youth minister is someone who is rested, refreshed and ready to go. To find that rest, peace of mind and build margin you need to learn how to turn it off by:
It’s all too often we hear stories of leaders who lose their influence because of something they said or did. It’s a fear that I carry around, wondering, “Will my mistakes follow me?”
You aren’t perfect and that’s okay; however, as a leader you do need to have integrity. Integrity makes you a leader worth following because you show others that you can be trusted. To build that integrity you need to:
The backbone of our student ministry is small groups. It’s where teens feel connected and are able to go deeper in their faith. While small group leaders are essential they wouldn’t be successful without crowd ministers.
What are crowd ministers? They are the men and women who extend your capability as a manager. With them you’ll be able to create environments and opportunities for teens to grow. They are the men and women who: