Numbers: the most important indicator of ministry health

Numbers: the most important indicator of ministry health

When I meet a fellow youth worker, the most pressing question I have is, “How many kids are in their youth group?” and the answer to this question dictates my emotional state for the rest of the conversation. Now, don’t get me wrong, I may care about many other things, but this question is always somewhere in my not-so sub-conscience. But maybe I have been trained to think this way since it seems like every conversation I have with my collegues, supervisor, parents all seem to circle around one main topic, numbers. 

Whether we want to admit it or not, the numbers of students in our ministry is important, and maybe the most important thing fact of our ministry.

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The best way to grow your student ministry is to invest in children's ministry

The best way to grow your student ministry is to invest in children's ministry

Everyone Says Numbers Aren't Important: Whatever!  Everyone wants to grow their ministry and expand the kingdom of God.  Some times it is true that our egos get in the way and our motives are not entirely pure.  But at the end of the day, most people in student ministry are doing what they do because they love students and their hearts break for them.

Everything about the DNA of a youth worker is wrapped up in walking through life with students helping them connect to Jesus Christ.  At our best moments we want as many kids to come in contact with the saving, redeeming, healing, and transforming work of Jesus Christ.  Practically, this looks like trying to increase the numbers of students that can be impacted.

There Are Plenty of Short Term Options:

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