7 Good Practices for Youth Pastors

These are seven good practices that need to become habits!

  1. Call every volunteer you have to say “thank you,” and ask what you can do for them.
  2. Give up the pulpit for a few weeks to refresh and nourish your soul.
  3. Make your family a priority and get home on time!
  4. Find ways to get students integrated and serving other ministries in the church.
  5. Be actively mentoring students 1 on 1.
  6. Hand over creative control of events to a Student Leadership Team and let them execute the plan.
  7. Push your own spiritual development through studying scripture, theology, and adolescent literature.

Previous Series Posts:

10 Things that Annoy a Youth Pastor
9 Youth Ministry Websites to check out
8 Youth Ministry Wins

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.theyouthministryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/59450_866023105758_16716971_46645220_3799405_n.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]David Hanson is a Texas native, born and raised in Amarillo. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and received his Master of Divinity from Baylor’s Truett Seminary. He and his wife Ashley recently started the journey of parenthood with their daughter Ava. David has been working in youth ministry for over six years and has a desire to see students know, love, and worship Jesus. David is passionate about Red Raider Football, and beating everyone in table tennis (ping pong).[/author_info] [/author]

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