4.24.2007

Simple Thoughts

Several very simple ministry thoughts I've grappled with lately.

- Don't bother with a website if you aren't going to update it (ours is totally outdated...)
- Cool looking promo rarely seems to get more kids to your event.
- If parents are for you, who can be against you?
- Junior high ministry is simple, but not easy.
- It's easier to say 'no' to a potential volunteer than to try to get rid of him later.
- Every lesson needs some sort of 'thought for the week', 'final thought', 'sermon in a sentence' etc. to help students hold onto it and apply it once they leave church.
- One of the best parts of junior high ministry is watching the transition from children to young adults over two short years.
-They really just want to be liked!
- Being a leader who is young, cool, athletic, and funny is way over-rated.
- Paying attention to the little things makes a huge difference.
- Don't take yourself too seriously.

5 comments:

Joshua Griffin said...

Whew! I was worried you were talking about me in that one line until you said "cool" - I'm off the hook on that one!

:)

JG

GodSide said...

- Don't bother with a website if you aren't going to update it (ours is totally outdated...)
- Cool looking promo rarely seems to get more kids to your event.


I couldnt agree more with these two thoughts. We spend so much money on a website and then the data is like old skool in two weeks and we dont update it. Then we all love slick promo materials, and yet regardless seem to have about the same number of students each year sign up for camps.

Chris Martin said...

These "simple thoughts" are really quite profound. I easily get caught up in the cool promotion/graphic tools. I think they're awesome. Kids trash them just as fast as if they were simply clipart!
Oh well, such is life.
Thanks.
Chris

Doug Jones said...

great stuff!

an excellent list some practical others profound... all worthy of consideration.

Anonymous said...

And always do the Impossible Shot!