///WARNING: After the Youth Ministry High Comes the Youth Ministry Low

WARNING: After the Youth Ministry High Comes the Youth Ministry Low


It happens to the best of us. We get into a funk.

It shouldn’t be this way – summer ministry was incredible, camp was great – the biggest and best ever. Lives were changed and students made huge leaps in their spiritual decisions. You were so happy, filled with tears even, as you baptized that one student or watched someone give their life to Christ. The deacons and elders are thrilled. The senior pastor even kind of nodded as you reported the good news back to the church.

But here you are, in your church basement office, ready to throw in the towel.

You’ve been cruising all summer on a youth ministry high, crushing Satan with ease and seeing victory after victory. But you can’t shake it. You’re in the youth ministry low.

They usually follow each other. From my experience in youth ministry, they are usually closely connected; even seem to sneak up on you unaware. If that’s you today – you join a long line of people in ministry who got down right after a big ministry high. 

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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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