I’m a golfer. I’ve played the game off and on most of my life. More importantly, I love being around golfers.
There is a joke among golfers that there are just three rules to a caddy’s job. “Just show up, keep up, and shut up.”
That’s really how I feel about our burgeoning youth ministry. I’m just trying to show up, keep up, and shut up.
Let’s be real. As a volunteer that is 85%. I want to get there on time, be ready to join in whatever needs to be done, and be present emotionally.
I’m learning. Tonight I came home feeling good because I felt like I learned a bunch of the kids names. I feel like I have a ton more to learn so that I feel like I’m actually contributing. I’ve got to keep up.
The kids in our ministry could care less what I do for a living, how long I’ve been in ministry, or anything else. I just need to shut up and be there for them.