YM Quotes:

YM Quotes:

Youth ministry is always a challenge. Youth ministry is consistently changing. Youth ministry is regularly surprising. Youth ministry is fresh all the time. (Mark Oestreicher)

Although students need guidance from good leaders, we often take on too much of the responsibility for their knowledge about God. We want them to blindly adopt our opinions rather than work out their own understanding. Instead we must help young people learn how to think for themselves with God’s perspective as their foundation and the Word of God as their rule. (Sean Dunn)

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

This ain't a bucket list (Things YW should regularly focus on)

Since "The Bucket List" - Movie was released in 2007 people started to be inspired. Many wrote different lists with the things they should do in life at least once before they die. Now, just the other day a friend of mine posted a link on FB with the Headline: "5 things every Pilot should have on their bucket list".

I was wondering "What kind of Bucket list should a youth worker have?" As I startet writing down some thoughts I quickly realised one thing...the things I wrote down are so important to the life of a youth worker that it should not be a "once in a lifetime" thing.

So I decided NOT to write a bucket list but to jot down some thoughts on "Things youth workers should regularly focus on".

Here are my top ten:
Go on a SPECIAL holiday (at least 5 days) with your spouce every 3-5 years. (Besides your regular holidays.)

Go on a SPECIAL holiday (at least 5 days) with your family every 3-5 years. (Besides your regular holidays.)

Go on a SPECIAL weekend with your volunteer youth leaders every 2 years. (For relationship purposes only.)

Have at least 10 significant one-on-one talks per year with different teenagers from your ministry.

Connect as regularly as possible (over social media, phone, internet and over a cup of coffee) with 5-10 teenagers which are not related to any your ministry.

Know at least 10 other youth ministry leaders/workers close to your homebase (near or in your town).

Find your own way (and spot) to REGULARLY "hang out" with God. (Read, sing, pray, study, write peoms, paint pictures, record, compose...)

Find one day in your week to slow down, and make sure not to compromise on that.

Spend once a month proper time with a good friend. (NOT via Skype, FB, Twitter or any of the other social media platforms.)

Check on your parents once a month (they still got lot's of wisdom to share with you).

...this is not an exclusive list you yre more then welcome to add or change some of the points. I have not yet managed to fulfill all of the points on a regular base, but it's good to have them written down and contemplate on what I should do next...

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