I was reading a blog post by Bernadette Jiwa, she starts with this question,
If you had to pick one thing you need more of in order to succeed what would that be?
If you are a youth worker, and I hope you are, you may be tempted to say, “more students” , but is more students the right answer?
Would having more students make you a better communicator, a better programmer, a better youth pastor?
Having more students might get you off the hook with the board, the deacons, or your pastor but it will do nothing for you when it comes to actually pastoring those extra kids.
More kids is a result or more patience, more training, more prayer, more love, more outreach and more disciple making.
More kids won’t make us better, it will only reveal how unprepared we are for more kids.
I think it boils down to giving someone a fish to eat for a day or teaching them to fish for a lifetime. What if I could teach you to fish so you could reach the students you desire to fill your youth program?
I coach youth workers regularly through these blog posts, videos and my podcast, but I love to coach youth workers one on one and in small groups. If you are needing some help in growing your own leadership and moving your ministry forward, you can check out the ministry coaching I offer .