I moved around a lot as a kid. The hardest part about it was being the new guy. Especially going to school, I was never sure if I was doing the right thing or in the right place. It was overwhelming.
Big or small your ministry is going to experience new teens. The question you have to answer is:
“How are you going to welcome them?”
While it’s not rocket science it does take intentionality. Here are four steps you can take to make your ministry more welcoming to new teens:
Last night we started something new. We launched a young adult ministry gathering called Hanging Out that looks to walk with young people from adolescence into adulthood. The turnout was positive, the night flowed well and what took a lot of timing and planning got started on the right foot. Where it will go? Only God only knows and we cannot wait to find out.
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It takes a lot of courage to get start a new ministry, project or program. There are so many obstacles; however, with the right type of preparation can build the momentum your ministry needs. When you do something new you create new opportunities, environments and relationships for teens to grow in Christ. But you need a plan. Before you start something new be sure to: