A couple weeks ago I published an article that was written collaboratively by myself and several other youth workers titled, Signs That You Should Back Away From A Church’s Youth Ministry Position. Although it’s admittedly pretty cynical, there still is more truth to a lot of the statements than some people would like to admit (especially the people who have fortunately had positive experiences and don’t talk with many other youth workers).
As a follow-up to that post, we brought in Mark Riddle to join us for last Monday’s LIVE YM Talk to discuss some of the points in that blog post. As a youth ministry consultant, author, and expert in church staffing, he’s the perfect guy to give us a larger perspective on this issue of finding and determining the Lord’s leading to a healthy church ministry.
Some of the things we talked about:
- The role a church’s vision plays in the youth pastor hiring process
- What to look for in a job description
- Figuring out if a sr. pastor is a micromanager or not
- The time frame of a healthy church’s hiring process
- And a lot more…
You can listen to the whole conversation below or grab it in iTunes.
Next Monday’s discussion
November 23: Next week Brad Cooper, the youth pastor at Newspring Community Church, will join us to talk about leading a team of volunteer youth workers. The show starts at 2:00 PM eastern time. Call (724) 444-7444 and enter ID 19105#, or use the link on the LIVE YM Talk page to listen online and join the chat room.
Posted on November 20, 2009