There are going to be moments when you don’t see the results you hope for. When expectations aren’t met you want to find a reason. While it might be tempting it’s important to avoid making excuses.
While excuses can be justified they often don’t lead to solutions. And while there are several excuses we can make their are 5 youth ministers should especially avoid:
Ministries become stale for a variety of reasons; however, they all link back to the same source: LEADERSHIP.
If you aren’t looking at ways of increasing and improving your leadership you could lose your ministry. You will hit routines that will lead to a lack of relevancy or an increase in burnout. To stay fresh as a leader you need to:
A few months ago fellow blogger and friend Tom Pounder (@ymsidekick) invited me and a few other ministry bloggers to be a part of Summer Ministry Vlog Week (#SMVW16).
Courtesy of Tom Pounder
It’s something I’m really excited to be a part of and you might be wondering, “What is it?”
Why does your ministry exist? Is it even necessary? It’s a question every leader needs to answer. And if you can’t you might question whether or not your ministry is worth your time.
If you haven’t discovered the identity to your ministry, it’s not too late. In fact it’s what you should be exploring regularly. Examining your ministry’s identity keeps you focused and purposeful. To help you sharpen that focus and stay on course you need to consider these 5 factors:
A growing ministry will always demand more of your time, energy and attention. If you try to do it all on your own you will fail. You need other leaders to serve alongside of you. So, where do you find them?
There isn’t a secret lair where leaders hide. There isn’t a magic formula that you can concoct at home. The way you build leaders to expand your capacity is by learning how to: