I was a youth pastor for 20 years before our church adopted a NextGen model and I became the NextGen Pastor. The transition has been challenging but totally worth it! Here, I’d like to dive in a little deeper and get more specific about some do’s and don’ts that I’ve learned in my own journey into NextGen Ministry.
A while back, I got an email from the parent of a kid that hadn’t been part of our ministry in years. They just stopped
A major part of me hates recruiting volunteers. It takes a lot of energy just to work up the motivation to ask people to volunteer.
There’s a big difference between organizing ministry and mobilizing ministry. The more we grow, the more gears there are to grease, the more issues we
It seems to me that there are four pressure points I experience on a weekly basis that seems to be common to all pastors and
7. Some people are better at teaching than me. 6. I need a break from the rigor of teaching so often. 5. Kids need a
Well, this isn’t really about a battle between Gungor and the upcoming movie, “A Matter of Faith.” Rather, its about the tension that we experience
Like I said in my last post, I’m convinced that God designed the Church with the Spirit-driven desire and the innate ability to grow in
As I look back on my life and ministry, I’ve realized that there have been three basic principles that have helped facilitate both growth and
I’ve always seen my role as a youth pastor as having four major objectives. Pastor the People. Mobilize the Ministry. Cultivate the Climate. Voice the