Law of Audio / Visual - After you spend hours editing your latest video the bulb on the video projector decides it’s time to die or the audio feed decides it’s time not to work resulting in a silent film portrayal.
Law of Gravity - Any banner, sign, decoration or prop we attempt to attach with duct tape, scotch tape or string will inevitably fall at the most inopportune moment of our retreat or session.
Law of Probability - The probability of our pastor walking in is directly proportional to the stupidity of our act.
Law of Diminishing Attendance - The less we invite teens to attend, the less teens that will actually attend.
Law of Personal Spiritual Battle - The week you are hosting a retreat will include major expense you can’t afford as your washing machine or transmission on your car will go out along with finding out the retreat t-shirts were printed on the wrong color shirts. (Usually results in an amazing retreat)
Law of Generosity - After a parish invests in the youth of the parish the donations and collections will rise more than the amount to cover the investment in youth.
Law of Variation - Changing the environment each week at your meetings keeps the teens attending and wondering what the heck you are going to do next.
Law of Lock Ins - As much as you plan a time during the night for everyone to sleep – there will be a group of teens who will never go to sleep.
Law of Ministry Burnout - When you stop spending time with Jesus and stop spending time with teens you will burnout in ministry.
So do you have any Natural Laws of Catholic Youth Ministry of your own?