Choosing to Stay in Youth Ministry

TLH042: Choosing to Stay in Youth Ministry When You Can Leave

What happens when you choose stay in Youth Ministry when you could leave?  It won’t take long serving in Youth Ministry before you will hit a point where you feel you could–or should–leave the position you’re in.  Choosing to stay in Youth Ministry, and choosing to stay in your position in Youth Ministry can be really difficult.

I’ve written about why you should stay, and why most will leave, but today you’ll hear first hand what happens when choosing to stay in Youth Ministry.  It certainly isn’t easy, but the payoffs can be HUGE.

So, what happens when you stay?

Today, Mike Kaczorowski, a listener and reader of the Longer Haul shares his “stay story” and what staying has done for his ministry.  You’ll hear how he ended up serving where he is, the opportunity he had to leave, why he stayed, and what staying has done for his ministry.

So, if you’re struggling with whether or not to stay, listen to Mike’s story.  I know you’ll find it encouraging.

Links mentioned:

TLH014: Seasons in Youth Ministry

3 Reasons You Should Stay in Your Current Youth Ministry Position

Why Youth Pastors Leave Every 2-3 Years

TLH031: When Youth Pastors Leave Too Often

Resources mentioned in this Podcast:

Sustainable Youth Ministry by Mark Devries

In this particular episode, you will learn:

  • Why so many leave so often
  • What choosing to stay in youth ministry looks like
  • What happens when you stay

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