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POLL: Current Youth Ministry Tenure

 —  October 2, 2012 — 6 Comments

Random question today – just wondering how long you’ve been in your current youth worker position at your church. Would love for you to participate – wondering if the average snapshot here will exceed the much-maligned statistic about 9 months before we move on to the next church. Vote now!


Josh Griffin


6 responses to POLL: Current Youth Ministry Tenure

  1. How about a poll to see how long YP’s have been in Youth Ministry? I’d be curious to see that.

  2. I love to see the high numbers in some longer durations. It is great that some youth workers can be ministering into one community for such a long time. I have been a year and a half at my current church can’t wait to be 5+

  3. What about “How long did you stay at your previous position?” I am currently in the 1-2 year segment, but a little over a year ago, I would have been in 5-9 year spot. It could show the difference of those who hop and those who transition.

  4. Still in my first position and in the 10+ catagory. Good to see so many in the 5+, even the 3-4 range, but who are you guys in the 10+ with me?

    Jeff Hawkins
    First Baptist Church Chehalis, Wa

  5. I’ve been where I am for 7 years and was at the place I was before for a couple months short of that. There is something to be said for sticking around in one place long term. That said… if God says go, I don’t think we’re doing anyone any favors by staying put.

    It does seem pretty unlikely that God would have us moving every 9-18 months though.

  6. Rob! I’ll take that idea and put it on next week- awesome! JG

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