2009 eh

2009 eh, a year of opportunity and adventure (as well as financial uncertainty), what will we do with it?
You know the quote, ‘you should live every day as if it was your last!’
I recently read a couple of attempts at second lines to this postulate:
“They say you should live every day as if it was your last, but the milkman is tired of me constantly canceling the milk” (maybe Milton Jones but can’t recall)

“Live today like its your last day, learn as if you are going to live forever”

Anyway, here’s my usual list of check and tick New years resolutions for youth ministers:

I will start organizing the Residential earlier, MUCH earlier

I will stop and ask why?

I will put aside time to pray for the young people

I will stop eating the tuck when setting up for youth group

I will spend some time with the teenager whose behaviour has been winding me up

I will ask for a proper budget AND report back on how I used it

I will review

I will plan how I can involve young people more fully in the programme and leadership

I will actively seek opportunities to learn

I will listen more

I will invest time in relationships with the church family

I will build, live and celebrate team

I will put time-out in the diary NOW not look for a space later