If you’re really honest with yourself, you probably have more time in your days and weeks than you think. Imagine if you took that time you spend each day mindlessly surfing your TV or the Internet and used it to do relational ministry, plan more creative Life Nights or connect with fellow staff members. How would that change the way your life and your ministry looks?
Cutting cable wasn’t easy, especially for this sports-loving, ESPN-addicted man. But believe it or not, I’ve managed to live without it, and it’s transformed my life.
You see, in ministry, when we throw things together at the last minute we’re basically telling those we serve, “My time is more important than yours.” And I don’t think any of us want to communicate that to teens. So, if you’re a youth minister who’s struggling with leaving things to the last minute, here are some tips to help you get things done (before the last minute).
In order for this blog to be typed, I sat in front of (or is it behind?) a computer screen. In order for you to read this blog you are sitting sit in front of a computer screen. And in this “twitter-me-this” or “Facebook-me-that” culture, we find that teenagers are more connected to their social media outlets than human interaction. If you’ve ever been to any youth ministry training you have inevitably heard: “We should be where the teens are at.” So, obviously, technology is essential