My professor said to "fake it til you make it".
Maybe those aren't the words I was expecting to hear when leaving college but it makes for a good opener. I can tell you that I haven't made it -- whatever making it looks like in ministry -- but I can assure faking it in ministry is not ideal! People want real. I want real. This is how we will make it.
FIND PEOPLE TO HELP YOU PADDLE
Admiral William H. McRaven, retired from the U.S. Navy, said in his book Make Your Bed that if “…if you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle”.
If I can borrow that sentiment from Admiral McRaven, “…if you want to have success in youth ministry, find someone(s) to help you set up, clean up, act crazy, lead music, attend events, drive vans, create graphics, record video, plan lesson material, lead small groups, and take out the trash”.
You can’t do ministry alone. Technically and in theory you can do ministry alone but it’s not healthy and will have an adverse effect on students. Youth ministry takes a team. It takes the whole team.
Here’s why doing ministry alone will have an unfavorable effect on your students....READ MORE