Working in a paid youth ministry position for 8 years apparently makes me a “young veteran.” I recently started working at a new parish and as I reflect on my first 30 days there, I realize that much of the work I am doing has not changed with the new location. While there are differences in personal and procedure, there are a lot of universal truths to parish life.
I have been finished with school for a long while, but being in youth ministry my calendar years run in school years. The “New Year” for me is when the teens head back to school and Life Teen and Edge kick off again. Freshman experience what it is like to be in high school, trying their best to fit in and not get lost. Seniors try to enjoy their year as the kings and queens with the added pressure of answering the question of what comes next. And, those of us in youth ministry begin anew trying
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Are you looking for a retreat to help your 8th graders to transition into high school? You’ve found it. This retreat is designed to help your transitioning 8th graders as they move from “big fish, little pond” to “little fish, big pond.” Some 8th graders are ready to move on to high school, while others have a great deal of anxiety thinking of what high school could possibly look like. One of the most important things we can do in ministry is to make sure our outgoing 8th graders are ready and welcomed into our high school ministries. Throughout the day, your 8th graders will become familiar with your high school youth ministry program, your Life Nights, Life Teen Core Team, and high school juniors and seniors.