The Middle Years Ministry

THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Next Generation Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors. Our goal is to MEET YOU in the MIDDLE in the Middle Years
, the Pivotal 5th-9th Grade Years. The middle ground between children’s ministry and high school ministry. The age where 85% of people make their final life-long faith decisions.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Top 10: Basic Youth Ministry Survival Tips

10. Never Fall Asleep During a Lock-In/Overnight Event. (do you like your eyebrows?)

 Eat A Healthy Breakfast Every Morning. (skittles and a 24 oz Monster does not count)

8. If Attacked by a Group of Upset Middle School Girl, Curl Up on the Ground and Play Dead.  (If you can’t react fast enough just throw out Starbucks cards and Kale Chips and RUN) 

7. Have a Daily Devotional Time. (NOT the student devotional you give out to your group, an adult, “growed up” one! )

6. Get Organized, Plan Regular Office Hours, and Shut off Your Phone Sometimes. (seriously put it down right now if you are reading this on your I-Phone in bed, instead of sleeping!)

5. If You Are On a Mission Trip in an Urban Setting Don’t Try to be a Gangster. (unless of course you are, then roll on player..)

4. Have a Regular Date Night! (If you are single...this still may apply!)

3. Exercise Regularly and Often. (walking to the main office once a day to check your mail is not a work out...unless you work at some huge mega-church, then good job!) 

2. Find a Mentor or An Accountability Partner (not your MOM! ...Actually it may be time to move out, especially now that you just turned 30 and your married?)

1. In Order to Survive in Youth Ministry For the Long Haul... Listen to the Parents of Your Ministry, 
Their Concerns and Their Heart for Their Children.   

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