Youth Ministry & Risk

I’ve been thinking about successful youth groups vs. unsuccessful youth groups. And truth be told the exact same thought holds true for churches.

  • Successful youth groups takes measured, bold risks.
  • Unsuccessful youth groups take few risks.
  • Successful youth groups generate excitement both internally and externally.
  • Unsuccessful youth groups are boring.
  • Successful youth groups have a two-fold reaching/teaching mode.
  • Unsuccessful youth groups have a one-fold teaching model.
  • Successful youth groups have the support of the church leadership.
  • Unsuccessful youth groups aren’t sure they have the support of church leadership.
  • Successful youth groups have intentional event planning.
  • Unsuccessful youth groups have events that are based on what kids want.

Of course, all of this comes down to “How do you measure success in youth ministry?” How do you answer that question?





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