///Dig Through the History of Your Youth Group

Dig Through the History of Your Youth Group


Too often youth workers focus forward – not an inherently bad trait, just one that leaves them open to making the same mistakes of the past. Understanding and appreciating the unique history of your youth group gives you perspective, appreciation and a deeper understanding of your role in the church’s mission.

There are many approaches to this discovery, but know it will take some work since most youth group’s best recording of history may simply be simply trudging through old posts on Instagram. Go as far and as deep as you can.

Some questions that may help guide your investigation through the past:

  • How long has the youth ministry been around?
  • Who started it and why?
  • Is there an existing strategy or purpose statement?
  • What life stage is the ministry in? Newborn? Adult? Retired?
  • What was the highlight of the past season of ministry?
  • Is there a track record of life change?
  • What is the expectation of the church leadership with you jumping on board the ministry?


By |2016-10-13T13:52:02+00:00August 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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