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:
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:
In a few weeks your church will be talking about the budget for the next fiscal year. The question you need to answer is, “Are you prepared?”
Being prepared for your church’s budget review is huge. It’s a time when you can justify the cost of your ministry. You can explain why you need certain things and people. Knowing the cost of your ministry will enable you to do more even if it is with less then you imagine.
To know the cost of your ministry and get the most out of the budget you need to:
You work hard at reminding people to come to your meetings and it doesn’t seem to work. No matter how much you stress them importance it just doesn’t seem like a priority. You get angry.
You want people to come to your meetings. There is much to discuss and work out, but people just won’t commit. The problem is you are forgetting a few important details. If you want your meetings to be effective than you need to remember that:
If you want your teens to have more of a presence in church you need to think outside the youth room. In fact you might need to think beyond mission work. To elevate the awareness of the next generation you need to get teens involved inside the church building.
At Church of the Nativity we call ministry service inside of the church. It’s what we do to create an irresistible worship environment for our community. When teens are involved inside the church building it: