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
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/Jr. High. It is a unique and specialized ministry, where the final lifelong faith decision are made.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Top 10: Being Critical vs. Thinking Critically as a Ministry Leader

As leaders in your church, ministry or organization, especially if you are younger than most on staff, there is a chance you may struggle between being “critical” or being seen as “critical” AND “thinking critically”.

As I talk to many young leaders, especially those in youth ministry position that are leading from a “second chair” or are seeking to "lead even when they are not in charge” 
there is a continual struggle. 

 Here are just 10 quick differences between “Being Critical” and “Thinking Critically” as you start your week...

10. Negativity vs. Realistic. 

9. Skeptical vs. Questioning. 

8. Complaining vs. Challenging.

7. Obstinate vs. Observant. 

6. Disconnecting Others vs. Connecting Others. 

5. Opinions vs. Options. 

4.  Finding Faults vs. Seeking Facts. 

3. Destructively tearing down vs. Constructively building up 

2. Think About Yourself vs. Thinking for Yourself 

1. Working as an Employee in a Ministry vs. Taking Ownership in a Ministry. 

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