This season is almost at an end and that makes it a natural time to look back and reflect on another season of youth ministry. It’s great to think about what went right.

What were big successes this season? Where did you grow as a person, as a child of God and as a youth leader?

It’s not nearly as much fun to think about what went wrong. Our own mistakes can make us insecure, even up to the point where we want to quit. Discouragement is very common at the end of the season. But nevertheless, it’s a good practice to reflect on our mistakes and failures as well. If we don’t analyze what went wrong, we’ll keep making the same mistakes over and over again!

What do you wish you’d done differently this season in your youth ministry? Where did you fall short, what mistakes did you make, what do you really need to change in the upcoming season?

I’d love to hear your reflections and stories!