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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hint/Help #11: "Keep Them in the Loop"


HERE IS 60 SECONDS TO HELP AND GIVE YOU A HINT FOR YOUR YOUTH MINISTRY!

Keep Your Senior Leadership In the Loop. ...Keep the people above your aware and informed about your ministry, even if they say you don't have too. It is guaranteed to keep you out of trouble and is always a great fall back to be able say that the people above you had knowledge of what you are doing.

Kurt Johnson, Jr. High Youth Ministry Guru, once gave this plan:
1.)Inform
2.)Interest
3.)Involve
4.)Intertwine


It has become a huge part of my ministry vision and style. Even though my Sr. leadership trust me as the "expert in my field" and don't believe micro-managing, I still regularly email the whole pastoral team the same youth ministry update that I send to my parents. I call it the "parent, partner, pastor update". Besides that I will often leave a message, stop them in the hall, or write a quick handwritten note tell them about one great thing that has been going on.

It is a great fail-safe for my ministry, but it is much more importantly a way to get some prayer support/spiritual cover!

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