Monday, June 11, 2012

Support


In talking with other youth ministers it is obvious that in churches with youth ministries there are some parents and some students who take their youth ministry for granted.  I would venture a guess and say we have this happening at our church also.  I talk with parents and church leaders from other churches that do not have youth ministries and hear them share how they wish they had something for their students.

What if your church’s youth ministry ceased?  What if your church decided to focus elsewhere in ministry and your parents and students were left with no youth ministry?  What would your response be?  Would you even notice?  Chances are if you are reading this you would be one of the ones who would notice.

Supporting your church’s youth ministry is vital to the future of your church’s youth ministry.  Support comes in many shapes and forms.  

Support look like this:

  • Making sure your son or daughter is active and faithful in attendance to youth group and youth events.
  • Understanding that youth group is church.
  • Volunteering to help minister when help is needed, pitching in.
  • Placing a priority on youth worship gatherings.
  • Faithfully giving back to God in tithes and offerings.
  • Inviting your friends and coworkers to bring their teens to youth.
  • Recognizing the youth ministers who volunteer hours every week investing into your son or daughter.
  • Spend time with your teen discipling them and discussing what they are learning at youth group and helping them apply what they are learning in life.
  • Set the example for your teen to follow by living out your faith.

Are you supporting your church’s youth ministry?

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