Most of the conversations I’ve been having with youth workers lately seem to have a common thread of struggles and frustrations with their church. Some youth workers feel stifled in their leadership, others feel like they have too much leadership. Some feel as if their church expects too much from them, others wish they had even a small list of expectations to direct them. I’m hearing such a wide range of issues.
I wonder how widespread the feeling of frustration is among youth workers. Are youth workers generally thriving in their ministry contexts or are they struggling in one way or another, whether it be with staff members, expectations, leadership, lack of respect, or whatever?
I’m running a poll here. It’s completely anonymous to vote, so take a second and do so.
If you have any thoughts about this question and the which direction you feel the trend would lean towards and why, please leave them in the comments below. I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about this and discuss it together, especially if you have any solutions for the ones who are frustrated.
Posted on September 14, 2010