Archive for April, 2009

Student Ministry questions?

April 26, 2009

I have been involved in student ministry in one form or fashion since 1991. My first gig as a leader of students was with a small baptist church in a semi-urban environment. We had about 15 kids in this group and I labored over what I should talk about, what games to play, etc, etc. Forward 17 years later and it seems that I labor over some similar things. Weekly I wonder if “they will show up”, will they participate in worship? Can I communicate this effectively? Will the students be “into it”? On and on. You see, we aren’t a mega-church by the standard of the church guru guys. We are an above average sized church who has been steadily growing for 11 and a half years. Our student ministry pretty much reflects the church as a whole. I am the only paid guy on our ministry team therefore I have to do a lot of the stuff. I labor over the little things. The aforementioned little things. How do I get over this? Will it every go away? What about volunteers? What about facilities? We have to rent from a local school and feel the pressure of the school admin weekly. Will the pressure go away when we have our own building? Will there be a new pressure? How about support staff. Will I ever be able to hire? If so when and who? The questions could keep coming but I will hold back. I’ll be honest, I love what I do. I seriously serve at the greatest local church ever with the greatest team ever, so I’m not disgruntled or frustrated by any means I just think these are some healthy questions. If you can answer feel free to comment.

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