Youth ministry programming is only half the job of a youth minister. To truly grow disciples of Jesus Christ you need to know how to make the next generation feel a part of the local church.
That means looking for opportunities where they can lead. While peer leadership is important, it will only get a teenager so far. If you want to truly grow disciples and future leaders you need to:
You’ve probably walked out of a meeting before thinking, “That was a waste of my time.” The meeting either ran too long or lacked purpose. You feel robbed of something precious. Your time.
Meetings are not easy to run. They take preparation and purpose. Before you ask for people’s time you need to have a desired outcome. To reach that desired outcome you need to:
You will never catch a youth minister thinking, “I can’t wait to tackle the budget!” In fact budgeting can be a youth minister’s worst nightmare. But, it’s essential and impossible to ignore.
To tackle your budget means to master it. To master your budget takes discipline and it also takes knowledge. If you want to own your budget instead of it owning you: