A few months back I had a young woman ask me, “How do I convince my pastor to make my position full time?” I sensed frustration on the end. She had been advocating for the position for quite some time but wasn’t making any progress.
If there are teenagers in your community, you need a full time youth ministry. While that might not be fiscally possible, it still should be a goal., it should be a goal to fund. With a full time youth minister you can invest in a young church and the future church.
So, why the push back? Why, aren’t churches going above and beyond to hire men and women full time to pour into the next generation? It’s because: