#10. Marry a woman that can order pizza
#9. Find all the good hiding spots in the church
#8. Take some time off
Take an off day.
Take a Vacation
#7. Get the teens involved with the congregation as a whole
#6. Build a balanced calendar.
Plan out your year, at least the big stuff
Plan out your monthly stuff 3-6 months ahead
Try to limit spur of the moment activities
#5. Find a YM mentor. Meet regularly. Pick his brain.
#4. Love those you are called to minister to.
Love your students.
Love their parents.
Get parents and other adults involved in the YM
Be intentional about building strong relationships with parents.
Four questions to ask yourself:
Am I spending so much time to teach them that I don’t really know them?
Am I so busy with the “doing” of YM that I’m not investing in the very lives and stories that are sitting in my youth group?
Do I really know the hurts, needs, and longings of the people I’m ministering to?
Am I helping them to see, know, and draw closer to Jesus?
#3. Teach the Bible!
Teach the truth in love.
Don’t get so caught up in current trends and behavioral issues that you forget to teach the Word.
#2. Continue to learn.
Read other books (books on YM, speaking, commentaries, devotional books, etc.)
Podcasts, audio sermons
#1: Trust God.
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