I read a very interesting article on David Grant’s blog this morning. Take a moment and check it out. You can read his blog HERE
Most student ministries I encounter are either relationship driven or event driven. In my opinion the most effective ministries are driven by relationship. A majority of student ministry leaders would claim that relationship is their philosophy and drives their ministry.
By relationship driven I mean staff or ministry leadership spending significant time recruiting, equipping and shepherding other adults, unleashing them to live life to life with students. Relational driven ministry is most effective when adults who love Jesus are spending intentional time with students, not simply teaching them information but really involved in their life.
Why Youth Worker Networking Sucks
by Rawd Jones
The following started as a letter to NNYM Dallas and Collin County Network Leaders but quickly became a diatribe on the state of YW Networking as we know it, why it sucks and how we MUST work to make things better. This is a letter to ALL Youth Workers.
I used to think network groups were solid; set em up and let em go. After 18 months of formally working with the National Network of Youth Ministry as the Metro Dallas Coordinator, overseeing Dallas and Collin Counties, I can truly say, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Youth Worker Networking groups are liquid and I’m trying to find ways to embrace that and find traction for our groups both for today and tomorrow.