Everyone is out of school, so there is more time to hang out with students and build relationships. As a youth worker there are camps, mission trips, day trips, Bible studies, etc. that we are planning, leading, and trying to recover from.
Summer is also a good time for dreaming.
I don’t mean go to sleep and dream, but dreaming about what could be and what you would like to see in your ministry for the next year.
Here are a few questions that I use to help me dream about our student ministry:
- Why do students come to our ministry? Why do they stay? What keeps them coming back?
- What is something you would want your ministry to be known for? How can you make this happen?
- What is one thing that needs to happen in our ministry this year? What is it going to take?
- What is the one thing I would love to see God do in the lives of our students this year? In our ministry this year?
It’s not just enough to think and dream about these questions, but it is important that we take time to pray through answers so that as we prepare for the upcoming school year we have a vision and direction as to where we need to go. I know that summer is busy, but make sure you take sometime to dream about your ministry.