Things That Hurt Our Ministries

WYN Network Christmas Party 2011
I consider myself lucky to be in a network of youth pastors in the Wilmington area that meat regularly to encourage and pray for one another.  Each meeting brings a topic of discussion.  On March 27, our topic was:

Things That Hurt Our Student Ministry (Youth Pastors Brain Storming)

  • Poor Leadership
    • Leaders who are good people but not good with students.
    • Leaders the seek your position of leadership
  • Teen Romances (Drama from Teens Dating In The Youth Group)
  • Competitive Churches (Trying To Be Like The Church Down The Street)
  • Church Politics (Stay out of Fights and Quarrels that take away from your mission)
Jonathan Cockrell from Scott's Hill Baptist Church offered these things that hurt our ministry after our time of open discussion.

  1. Operating In Fear
  2. Operating In The Empty
  3. Operating In Spontaneously
  4. Operating Without Accountability
What areas have you seen that hurt your ministry?

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