Planning for Growth

how to grow a youth ministry

We’re having an adult leader meeting this Sunday that I am somewhat excited for and also apprehensive about. I need to say some things that, due to my age, I don’t feel fully comfortable saying, but due to my position, need to be said.

Aside from that, what I am most excited about is our Vision Casting time together. I’m hoping to run through a question that will get everyone thinking about changes that may need to be made. I asked our Student Leadership Team this question a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed the discussion we had together about it. I’m looking forward to hearing the thoughts from the adult team this Sunday.

The question is this: Right now, our Sr. High Ministry averages between 20-25 students every Sunday Night, and we know how our service is run. Lets say that Tonight, 50 students show up. What would not work about the set up of our service, what would need improvement? How would we need to structure our Team to accommodate a group of that size?

Essentially, I want to know how Youth Group would look in our context if we were to double in size, and then, before we double in size, take those ideas and plans and enact them.

 

What would you have to change in your structure if your group was to double in size in one night?

8 Comments

  1. Good stuff.  I like try to plan for seasons of growth.  I don't think you can always be growing.  Also, I have a solid ministry team.  They really fuel the growth of the youth ministry.  
  2. Good stuff.  I like try to plan for seasons of growth.  I don't think you can always be growing.  Also, I have a solid ministry team.  They really fuel the growth of the youth ministry.  
  3. We do a family meal before hand and soba growth of that size would leave several people without food. Also, we would not have the volunteers to manage that size of a group. Teaching and game wise, we'd be fine.
  4. We do a family meal before hand and soba growth of that size would leave several people without food. Also, we would not have the volunteers to manage that size of a group. Teaching and game wise, we'd be fine.

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