- Don’t change the room.
- Make sure you let the pastor know what’s going on.
So much to say… I don’t even know where to start.
I’ll go ahead and refrain from ranting, “Seriously? That’s all you require!!!” …skipping to the more intriguing subject matter. The fact is, my friend “Neal Newbie” hasn’t ever worked in youth ministry before, so this is his first crack at it. He met with me last week and basically asked me, “Where do I start?”
I asked him how many teenagers currently are at the church?
“Two last week.”
I asked him how many volunteers?
There are three middle schools and two high schools within 2 miles of the church. The church currently has a “Sunday School” hour on Sunday morning and nothing mid week.
So what would you tell him?
Rather than me rambling… I’d love to hear what you all have to say first. Use the comments in this blog to give “Neal” some advice. Then I’ll chime in with my two cents later this week. In addition…
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