I love this infographic from Adam McLane which highlights the critical issue in the church.  Youth ministry (or any other ministry) can not be about one person.  It doesn’t work that way.  There’s too much for each person.

As it says, in the USA, each church can’t reach the 427 10-19 year olds with 1 paid youth worker, and yet that is the expectation so many times – and something youth workers are often guilty of encouraging.

In the UK there are approx. 5.4 million teenagers today, with approximately 8,000 youth workers employed by churches etc. so our statistic would be even higher at a ratio of 1 to 675 young people!

 

Simply put one person can’t (or shouldn’t) do it ALL!

Chris
cskidd1983@gmail.com
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

0 thoughts on “My first full Sunday…”

  1. Congrats! I just finished my first month at my new position and it has been CRAZY! I hope yours is a whole lot smoother.

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