There is this strange phenomenon where everyone in student ministry has picked up a side hustle. You have been doing student ministry for a while and now you have something to say, something to offer the big bad world. And even better, you can monetize it in some way.
I get that most youth workers don't make a ton of money and if there is a way to share some of the creative and innovative things you have done in ministry can bring you a few bucks, then it is a win, win. But this mentality has infected student ministry and is slowly destroying the greatest ministry a church can offer.
At best, being a youth worker is one of the highest callings one can have. You have been called to be on the front lines of a rapidly changing culture, with kids who developmentally are rapidly pushing back from the faith of their childhood and seeking to discover who they are as they walk through the process of individuation.Read More