Why Parents Really Are Crazy

And What You Can Do To Help

My first encounter with an angry parent was a phone call on my second day of youth ministry.  The parent called to complain that her son was not in the same small group as a friend.  She said, “It was a great injustice.”  I remember hanging up and thinking, “She’s crazy.”

I’m sure we’ve met parents that have made us wonder whether we should be concerned or confused.  When you are responsible for the well being, growth and success for another human being it will make you crazy.  As youth ministers you can help parents by recognizing:

Do You Love Where You Work?

4 Signs You Love The Church That Employs You

Do you love the church that employs you?  It might seem like an odd question; however, it’s an important one to answer.  It’s a question that rarely gets asked, but essential to answer.

To love your church isn’t always easy.  There are going to be times when you fight with coworkers, and get overwhelmed by members.  Working in a church isn’t always easy, but you have to love it or else you will not last.  So, do you love your church?  If the answer is yes then you are:

4 Things That Scare Youth Ministers

I have a fear of heights.  While I can get on a plane the idea of climbing a 40ft ladder causes my palms to sweat.  We all have fears that we need to face, especially when it comes to youth ministry.

What are youth ministers scared of?  Maybe it’s the idea of losing a teen on a trip or dealing with an injury in a game of dodgeball.  Early on in youth ministry these four things freaked me out the most:

The Key To Building Momentum In Your Youth Ministry

Every successful youth ministry builds momentum.  To have momentum takes planning, creativity and especially CONSISTENCY.

Too many ministries meet on an infrequent basis.  While you might create great moments your teens want something more.  A consistent ministry is one that focuses on:

4 Different Roles To Create For Your Ministers

I don’t think I’m qualified.”  It’s the answer most of us hear when someone turns down an invitation to serve in student ministry.  The question is, “Is that what they feel or is that the reality?”

The reality is that we try to put different people into the same role.  Problem is that you need to put the right people into the right role.  Once you have the right pieces in place you can start building a healthy ministry.  That means creating different roles for different people like: