In our last post we wrote about that if you want to increase your ministry to students, you need to adopt a new mindset. A frame of thinking that understands that not only are other people in your church called to youth ministry, but they might be better at it than you! As pastors, we're called to EQUIP people for ministry, not STEAL the ministry God created them for. Changing your thinking on the matter is the first step to seeing a gospel-advancing shift in your youth ministry. But you can't just think right. You have to do right as well. In this post, I'll talk about some practical ways to start equipping your volunteers and stop stealing God-created ministry opportunities.
I remember when our youth ministry was launching a new type of event that we were really excited about. We had momentum online, my student core team told me about all their friends that were coming, and the event was an ace in the hole. And then it happened. Canadian winter.