I’m back! I’ve kind of got into the habit of not blogging but am now attempting to not be in the habit of not blogging, if you see what I mean. As is traditional on the blog I’m posting a handy tick list of ‘New year Resolutions’ for myself and other youth minister bretherin and sisterin. I’ve added in a couple more which may or may not be SPECIFICALLY for people I know, I also apologise if a couple of adverts have crept in.
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I will get around to renewing my out of date First Aid certificate
I will invest energy in the Line Management process.
I will book into the rather wonderful DEPTH 3 retreat in February
I will work with young people in our church to access and use the Youth Evangelism Fund
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
Here’s wishing you an adventure of a 2010; a life and ministry of passion, depth, challenge and childlike wonder!