From time to time I post a question about youth ministry and ask you to post your answers. The results are always pretty cool – looking for you to weigh in on this one this week!
… my situation is this: I have been helping out with this youth group since i was a part of it. This is my home church and recently our youth pastor left and I, a young 20-year old with a call to youth ministry, stepped up and have been leading the youth. The numbers have stayed the same if not grown. We are discipling our youth and have received a lot of praise that we as a youth group team have passed along to God as it is his doing not ours.
However I was approached by our sr. Pastor and told the board had asked to start looking for another youth pastor and that it wasn’t me doing bad but a few people voicing their opinion. A new guy was brought in for an interview and without even getting to know the guy on a Sunday morning during service when they were introduced a few people stood up and cheered. This made me feel horrible. Like the youth group was in dire need of a savior. I love my teens more than anything, i have a lot of supporters in the church but I know there is also opposition and it is my church. Some want me to ask to be considered for the position. Does this sound like a good fit? Have you ever gone through anything like this? Am I wrong to feel a little angry or upset?