Linked Post: 7 Actions You Must Take Every Sunday
Christopher Wesley is a friend and a great youth pastor who runs a blog over at Marathon Youth Ministry. Chris is a prolific blogger and a great practitioner of youth ministry.
Today on Chris's Blog, he writes a really practical article on some of the essential things that youth workers need to be doing each Sunday.
Below is a portion of the post with a link to the original article. Click on the link to head over to Chris' blog to read the rest of the article.
For youth ministers Sunday is your biggest day. It’s the Sabbath. It’s the beginning of your work week. It’s the one time of week when people are coming to you. This means you have huge potential to make an impact. So, what are you going to do with that time?
Believe it or not you do not have to do anything huge. In fact there are several small action steps you can partake on a Sunday in order to have a huge impact. 7 of those small actions that will lead to big impact are:
1. GREETING PEOPLE AT THE DOOR
By greeting people at the door on a Sunday you are giving people the impression that you are excited to see them. You break down any barriers and you build relationships. Greeting people at the door sets the table for future relationships you will build at the church.
2. CHECK OUT THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Check in with the children’s ministry to see what’s going on. Learn what it is they do to grow disciples. It will not only help you see the big picture discipleship in your church, but show the Children’s Director that you care. This will create a stronger core on your team.
3. BRAG ON A STUDENT IN FRONT OF THEIR PARENTS
If you see a student you know with their parents surprise them with compliments. It will boost their self-esteem and give them confidence. You’ll affirm the parents in their parenting. And it also opens the door for future conversations with parents when they most need you.
CLICK HERE to head over to Chris' blog to read the rest of the 7 things youth workers need to do each Sunday.