Youth ministers, what does your workweek look like? And how would you make it more ideal? Please leave your answers in the comment section.
We’re all desperate for volunteers. The more we can recruit the better we feel. Unfortunately, getting someone to serve in your ministry feels like an impossible task.
There always seems to be a million reasons why someone can’t or shouldn’t. And some of those reasons are legit. But, one of the largest reasons people do not get involved is because you aren’t going after them. Instead of waiting for everyone to come to your door you need to:
Youth ministry is low on the priority list for many churches. It’s sad but not surprising. Many churches (and people) see it as glorified babysitting for adolescence. Because of this view parishes are dying.
If you work with the next generation the idea that youth ministry is a waste of time and resources frustrates you. If anything you know that youth ministry needs to be higher on the priority list. So, why the negative outlook on this ministry? It’s because of:
Every year our church hosts the Matter Conference and one thing we encourage is networking. The problem that many people face is not knowing who to network with.
If you network with the right people it will help you. You network with the wrong people it could pull you down. Networking is necessary; but, it’s not always easy. Some of the reasons we don’t network are because:
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Youth ministry is not at the top of the priority list for many churches. While this is sad it’s not surprising. Too often youth ministry is portrayed as adolescence babysitting filled with pizza and ping pong. But, youth ministry is more.
An effective youth ministry can bring any parish to an entirely new level. By focusing in on the next generation you not only create a place for teens to grow in their relationship with Christ, but you give the parish new life. It’s the next generation that inspires and motivates the local church to grow. (more…)