As youth ministers, we love serving teens — even when we don’t know them. But in a small, rural community, you know everyone — every family member, problem, and heartbreak. A rural community is my ministry reality. In the darkest times, I witness the most amazing blessings. This past year one of my favorite teens, […]
It is that time again. It seem like every year that you sit down with your Core team or adults in the parish and discuss how to afford taking your teens on an upcoming trip. Bake sale? Car wash? Please don’t say we are selling frozen pizzas again.
Fundraising can seem like a burden that you didn’t sign up for when you took the job. You are a youth minister, you want to spend your time with the teens and help build faith and community at your parish, right?