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Barriers to a healthy youth ministry (part 2 of 3)

youth ministry growth barriers

This is part 2 of 3 in a series. If you haven’t completed the first exercise yet, go to part 1 here and then come and read part 2 below.

What question do you have that, if answered, would set you free?

Think about that a bit.

Share your question with us in the comments below.

Don’t want to share it publicly? Email it to me: mark@theriddlegroup.com

Write your question down. Don’t avoid it. Do the hard work of refection even if it hurts.


Posted on August 16, 2011

  • What are we (as a whole) missing? Why is it that we can't foresee the changes in youth culture and anticipate it's next move so as to not fall so far behind in reaching young people? Culture and society continues to thrust headlong, and we continue to sidestep it's advance because we are caught off-guard by it. What are we missing?

  • Guy, are you saying that the ability to forcast changes in youth culture is personally the thing that would set you free?

    • It would definitely help. I struggle alot of times with seeimg the relevency and effectiveness of our ministry. I struggle with it personally, too. Am I being who I should be, doing what I should do, and both with the passion I should be?

  • Michelle

    Is what I'm doing really making a difference?

  • What's the blindspot? Where is the hurt that the church has that I need to address? What is the illness or area of apprehension that I might run into… What can I do to address this blindspot in my ministry and create a well rounded youth ministry. (http://engagingtheshadowsofyouthministry.com)

  • RyanD

    God, what do you YOU see this ministry growing into?

  • angelarines

    Am I really called to youth ministry? Do I have the gifts I need? Why am I lacking in some of the typical gift-sets of those in youth ministry. I can't play the guitar. I'm not male. I'm not wild and adventurous.

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