Posted by Kurt Johnston
Heading into the new year, and looking at the current condition of the youth ministry I lead at Saddleback Church, I gotta admit: I feel pretty good about things!
But, anytime you take an up-close look at things there are certain to be areas that could use a little extra attention…a little boost. As I spent time looking at the various aspects of our ministry, I identified three key areas that could use a little nudge….just a boost to keep us heading in the right direction. I thought I’d share them with you in hopes you would be encouraged to start 2012 by taking a look at your ministry too!
In 2012, we are going to give a little boost to:
1. LARGE GROUP PROGRAMS
- boost attendance
- boost attention to “excellence”
- boost attention to first and second time visitors
- boost volunteer involvement
2. STUDENT INTERACTION WITH ADULT CONGREGATION
- boost number of students serving in church-wide ministries
- boost number of students attending adult services
- boost number of “things” we do with adults instead of on our own
3. SPIRITUAL MATURITY
- boost our student’s biblical literacy, Christian worldview, etc.
- boost our student’s level of true missional living (express)
- boost the “experience” aspect of small groups.