John Mulholland recently separated his youth group into jr. high and sr. high ministries. He joined us to talk about some of the issues that surround splitting the ministries and, together with a group of other youth workers who joined us on the call and in the adjoining chat room, we had a pretty lively discussion. Apparently this is an issue that’s much more controversial than I anticipated, with many different perspectives and opinions.
Some of the things we talked about:
- Reasons to separate jr. and sr. high ministries.
- Reasons to keep the ministries together.
- What separating can unintentionally teach teens about the body of Christ.
- If your ministry should split or stay together.
- And a lot more…
You can listen to the whole conversation below or grab it in iTunes.
Next Monday’s discussion
January 4: There is no LIVE YM Talk this week nor next week. Our next talk is on Monday, January 4, 2010, were we will talk about designing and communicating the student ministry’s vision to the church and community. Our guest will be Todd Perkins of Youth Ministry Consultants, Inc.. Join us then for LIVE YM Talk.
Posted on December 19, 2009