Events for youth can be fun; however, they can also be completely exhausting. You put in a lot of work recruiting volunteers, advertising to the community and putting together logistics. Despite the results you can be left wondering, “Is this worth it?”
If you want your youth ministry to grow at a healthy pace then you need to invest in small groups. The reason small groups are important to the success of your youth ministry is because:
It’s the greatest potential to unleash disciples and it can be the biggest headache too. Preparation for confirmation is an opportunity to helping the next generation go deeper; however, it’s too often treated like a graduation.
Instead of seeing it as a next step in a relationship with God it’s seen as the end to a complicated requirement in religious education. You and I know it needs to be more, but that isn’t always clear. And that’s because we need to:
If you had more people you could do more, right? Finding enough people to run our programs, and grow our ministry seems like an unending problem, it seems so complicated.
BUT, it doesn’t have to be. In fact finding volunteers, recruiting them and getting them on board can be quite simple.
A few years back my wife and I attended a meeting at our son’s daycare. It was to discuss transition in ownership and to answer question parents might have. It was a total waste of time.
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We left so frustrated that we ended up finding a new daycare provider. What went wrong? The same thing that occurs with thousands of meetings.
A full plate at Thanksgiving is great, but one in youth ministry can be exhausting and overwhelming. A full plate can lead to miscommunication, and a lot of broken promises. If not addressed it can also lead to burnout.
To empty your already full plate you need to look at what holds your attention at this time. Does it matter to reaching your goals? Is it urgent, important or both? To know what to tackle first in order to empty your plate start: