If you feel drained, it’s normal. Working for the church is draining but it can also be fulfilling. You just need to know how to heal anytime you have been scarred.
While the temptation might be to grab a bag of chips, watch a Sylvester Stallone movie and then eat a bowl of ice cream (Okay, maybe that’s just me), there are better ways to recover from the pain and endure the journey by:
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:
If you aren’t a good writer your ministry will suffer. I know that might sound odd considering youth ministry is very relational and writing doesn’t seem to mesh with that, but it’s true.
Writing is a skill that every youth minister needs to develop. It’s not only an investment in yourself but in your ministry. And that’s because the more you write:
Events for youth can be fun; however, they can also be completely exhausting. You put in a lot of work recruiting volunteers, advertising to the community and putting together logistics. Despite the results you can be left wondering, “Is this worth it?”
If you want your youth ministry to grow at a healthy pace then you need to invest in small groups. The reason small groups are important to the success of your youth ministry is because:
Everyone wants to be the leader until they actually have to lead. When you are in charge it means making tough decisions and overcoming obstacles. You aren’t always liked and that can be exhausting.
Whether you chose to be a leader or the responsibility fell in your lap you need to know how to endure. To overcome the challenges, hardships, obstacles and heartbreak that come with leading you will need to: