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:
Do you secretly resent your job? Is your temper a little short? Are you easily frustrated? You could be burnt out and not even know it.
Ministry is a grind. It’s easy to take one busy season and turn it into the norm and not even know it. The reason this happens is because of bad habits that need to be turned around. If you find yourself tired and worn out stop the craziness by:
It’s usually around this time of year when we’re motivated to make changes. On top of the personal resolutions I’m willing to bet you’ve got a few ideas for your ministry as well.
They’re probably great changes, the ones that can take your ministry to the next level. But, there is a problem that usually prevents us from reaching that level. The problem is that:
As a youth minister how much of your job requires serving parents too? If we’re honest it’s not the most attractive part of the job; however, it’s probably one of the most important.
If parents feel equipped by your ministry you gain a lot of credibility. They’ll see what you do as something important for their teen and them. To gain that credibility you need to make sure you resource them by: