The week to week grind is pretty hectic. You wake up and it’s Monday, you blink and the week is gone. Deadlines are approaching and you panic because nothing feels ready for your night of ministry.
While you can’t add more hours to the day, you can be more efficient with those hours. Just because youth ministry is messy doesn’t mean you have to be disorganized. To get margin when time seems to fly:
The snow is melting at a rapid rate and the temperature is finally manageable. You can almost taste summer and that means summer camps, volunteer training and content planning are on the horizon.
While summer’s official start is still a few months away, it’s important to start preparing now. If you can get ahead of the curve you can maximize your time and be better prepared for the juggernaut that fall brings.
To approach the summer correctly you need to:
One of the keys to a growing ministry is how efficiently and effectively it’s run. Granted things do not need to be perfect, but they should be done with a level of excellence.
So, how does one do youth ministry effectively when it can be quite messy? How can you have organic growth and an efficient program? It comes down to:
Our staff was reflecting on the past year and the question was asked, “What did you learn last year?” One staff member shared that he learned, “How you start something matters.”
Imagine a youth ministry more efficient and productive. Imagine having margin in your week. All of those would be possible if you started out strong. To get there you need to change a few things. To start any project or program on the right foot you need to:
One of the reasons we don’t take time off is the fear of missing something while being away. We picture the inbox filling up and the workload multiplying. The idea of going back is daunting.
To tackle that overwhelming feeling of getting back to work you need to find the right pace. To step back in after being away you need to make sure you: