Youth ministry is an incredible job, but it’s also very demanding. And, that’s why it can be frustrating when coworkers, parents, and even the teens don’t take you seriously.
Youth ministry is a profession and it should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, it’s often viewed as babysitting for teenagers. If you are tired of being patronized or just looking to advocate youth ministry as a serious position then:
A few years back my wife and I attended a meeting at our son’s daycare. It was to discuss transition in ownership and to answer question parents might have. It was a total waste of time.
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We left so frustrated that we ended up finding a new daycare provider. What went wrong? The same thing that occurs with thousands of meetings.
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:
Social media isn’t going anywhere and it’s constantly changing. Even for those of us who love social media using it in a ministry context can be overwhelming. We often struggle with the question: “How should we use it?”
The answer to that question depends on who you are trying to reach, what you are trying to accomplish and what platforms you decide to use. No matter how you use it it’s important to be intentional about it and: