During their Deep Dive pre-conference workshop, Josh Griffin and Karl Romeus had so much information to help young youth workers, but much of what they said was very applicable to veterans too.

(If you missed my previous post about from this workshop, all about 10 Foundations for a Healthy Youth Ministry, click here to read it.)

One of the things they covered were 10 commitments youth workers should make in order to have a healthy youth ministry:

  1. I will move slowly with changes.
  2. I will regularly check my motives and evaluate my heart.
  3. I will steer clear of the numbers’ game.
  4. I will not criticize the past.
  5. I will avoid the comparison trap.
  6. I will focus on priorities (God, family, church).
  7. I will pace myself.
  8. I will serve. (Don’t be above anything)
  9. I will be a learner.
  10. I will pursue contentment. 

Like I said, these are not just for new youth workers. These are things to which we should all be committing, no matter how long we’ve been doing ministry.

Which ones come natural to you? Which ones need more work? Let’s keep the conversation going in the comment section!


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