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:
As some of you know back in November 2016, I left my position as Director of Student Ministry at Church of the Nativity. It was a difficult decision but one I knew I had to make.
To step away was a big decision (and a little scary). Nativity had given me so many different opportunities and I am grateful for the investment they had made in me, but now it was time to do something different.
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:
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:
Are you satisfied with your student leadership team? Does it feel like a group of student making a difference or just another group of teens meeting in your ministry?
If you want to get the most out of your student leaders you need to do more than just meet and gain their feedback on what they like. You need to invest in them by: