I was frustrated.
I felt that when I put my feet up, youth ministry ground to a halt in my church. It seemed that if I wasn’t working, students were slipping into old patterns of behavior. I felt like the only one paddling the canoe upstream. If I didn’t paddle like mad, the boat was floating backwards over the falls.
I wish I was exaggerating. It’s exactly how I felt. Like all the leadership books say, I didn’t need to work harder. I needed to work smarter. I needed to get a whole crew paddling!
If you have 3 or 50 hours to give to youth each week, this is how to make the most of every minute.…