Friday, September 04, 2009
Youth Minister's Vision should be a part of the Church's overall Vision.
I recently saw this remark from a friend and responded.
"It's like a Senior Pastor who can't allow his youth pastor to cast a vision for the student ministry because he thinks he can do a better job." (And there are some lame ministers out there - myself included at times)
Actually, I hate to say this (As a former Youth worker and now Lead Minister) I think a Youth worker doesn't cast the vision for the student ministry. The student ministry's vision has to be a part of the whole church's vision otherwise you're a lame duck without support and just running a separate "Youth" Church rather than intergrating the students into the whole Body of Christ and being multi-generational. I hope (And YES I know some SP who think they can do a better job in student ministry and try to micromanage their staff - been there, done that; bought the T-shirt)
I think in my opinion a student ministry's vision has to be partnering and a part of the overall vision of the church. Without support of your Senior Minister and others you're a lame duck!
What do you think? Should youth workers' vision be separate from the church or a part of the overall church?
What is your church's vision?
What direction are you headed in, do you even know?
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