4 Ideas to Create an Atmosphere of Experience

Students are spending their money (and they have a lot of it) more on experiences than on possessions.  This is what I read recently in an article on the HomeWord.com website.

I know, fascinating, but what does this have to with youth ministry?

I think a lot actually.  In fact this simple piece of information, experience over possession should be shaping how you do ministry. 

You Can’t Know Everything but it’s Crucial that You Know This

They Did What?

I took 24 first year youth ministry students on a field trip today. We went to different churches and interviewed Youth and Young Adult pastors.  It was interesting on many different levels, but there was one common theme.

“They can’t teach you everything in college”

This statement was followed by crazy stories of situations that they found themselves in.  Something that they were not trained to handle in Bible College or Seminary.

I cant teach you everything, but I can teach you something.  Something so important that it will help you with every situation you come across.

Here are some of the situations that I have come across: