A question students’ wonder: “when is the next adult going to leave us?” Healthy churches need healthy youth ministries… healthy youth ministries require healthy leaders… healthy leaders stick around. Youth ministry is like a triathlon.

How do we build endurance for long-term youth ministry so we stay strong until God calls us out… instead of quitting early because we got burned out?   

Question #1: What is something in your life that keeps you fresh?

  • Time during each day.
  • An hour each week.
  • One day a month.
  • One weekend a year.

Is this realistic? 

Question #2: What things do you love to do with students?

Question #3: Which students energize you and which ones drain you?