This past Sunday night I missed Hang Time because I had the privilege of praying at the MHS football banquet. I had a great time this year serving as MHS football's "chaplain". So when I arrived at the church at 6pm the YM team had assembled the students together into the auditorium and had begun the game of dirty Santa. Our kitchen queens did a wonderful job of taking care of the food and punch for the party. Everything flowed during Hang Time as it normally does because our YM team is stinkin awesome. All I had to do was show up.
Some thoughts for youth pastors:
1. Don't do ministry alone
2. Equip the team
3. Trust the team to do the ministry
4. Let people serve (you don't have to be the one that does it all)
5. Be thankful for the team
6. Pray for the team
I am not the youth minister at NHC, I am one of the youth ministers at NHC. I wouldn't want it any other way.