One Question That Will Make You Effective and Provide Sanity

What are you?

I know a weird question.  Maybe a better way to phrase it would be, what are you to your students?

When I first started in youth ministry I didn’t have a clear answer.  As a result, it created havoc in my life.

  •  I didn’t have time for my wife
  • I didn’t have time for the ministry
  • I didn’t have time for the important but not urgent things
  • -I didn’t have time for me

In short, because I couldn’t answer the above question I had very bad boundaries.

So maybe I can help.  In a student’s life, I can definitely tell you the 2 people you cannot be.

5 Ways to Achieve Almost Nothing in Youth Ministry

It’s possible to get next to no return for your hard work.

You can spin your wheels and burn through a week with nothing to show for it. I have managed to do it myself and I’m not proud of it. But I know that I’m not alone. I once had an intern spend 3 days on the youth calendar. I don’t even know how that is possible! What I’m learning that despite “working hard,” it’s possible to get no results. Here’s how.