Most of us know deep down how important it is to communicate our youth ministry vision. We’ve read it, we’ve heard it, we know it from experience.

Yet time and again mistakes happens and problems arise because we still forget. Just last week, I heard about a conflict between a youth pastor and the board of elders stemming from a failure to communicate the vision or the youth ministry.

So here’s a quick list of groups you need to make certain are on board with your youth ministry vision:
1. senior pastor
2. other pastors or ministry leaders
3. parents of students
4. board of elders, board of directors or any other board your church has
5. students themselves

Do a quick check: does each of these know and support your youth ministry vision? If not, you have some work to do…