Looking back, I can really see how God was influencing me from a very young age to pursue ministry. However, I didn’t know what that meant at the time or what it would look like. 595 more words
Tags » Youth Pastor
Summers in student ministry are CRAZY.
We often find ourselves going 100 miles per hour for weeks on end, planning overnight events, camps, and mission projects, peppered with weekly programming, student hangouts, lock-ins, serve days, and visits to the trampoline park in between. 859 more words
It’s the last night of a long week away at camp. Campers are given an open mic to share what they’ve experienced, how they’ve changed, and the decisions they’ve made. 1,102 more words
Far too many student pastors have a shotgun shell approach to ministry. They spread their time, energy, and resources across multiple programs and events, each making only a small impact by themselves. 863 more words
Student pastors have a lot of irons in the fire. It’s not uncommon for us to be responsible for a weekly program, small groups, Sunday morning activities, trip planning, crisis care, relationships with students and parents, budget work, staff meetings, hospital visits, and much, much more. 949 more words