The Middle Years Ministry

Formerly "The JH Uth Guy", THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors and Anyone Else Working in
the
Pivotal and Important 5th-9th Grade Years. The "Middle Years" are not children's ministry, not high school ministry, and are more than just Middle School. It is a unique and specialized ministry.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hint/Help #10: "Every Church is a Sub-Culture"

A NEW 60 SECOND HINT TO HELP YOU TO A BETTER MINISTRY AND MAYBE LIFE?

Each Church Is It's Own Sub-Culture....Every church has it's own traditions, words, rules, and personality. Take the time when you arrive at a church to ask questions, learn and don't just assume things.

Churches like other countries and even families have their own ideas and definitions when it comes to ALOT of things. Just because the denominational name on the front sign is the same as the one you grew up in or your last church, does not mean it is all the same.

- Words mean things, and sometimes they mean different things.  The word "fellowship" can mean two completely different things to you and your church.

The "Sacred Cows" sometimes are still giving some "sacred milk" be aware of what has always been "tradition", understand who is connected to it and where it came from.

- People are people are people, take the time to find out the personalities of the leadership, but also of the church as a whole.  Individual personalities are important to know, but the group personality is even more important to know.  It WILL effect so many different things.

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