I used to get angry when people critiqued my speaking ability. They said I would speak too long, or I made too many points. The truth was that I lacked discipline.
Youth ministry is messy but it needs structure. In order to create a laid back, relational, come as you are environment you need to have systems in place. The problem is:
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: