Downshift in Your Youth Ministry

TLH046: When You Need a Downshift In Your Youth Ministry

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed, on the verge of burnout, and need a downshift in your youth ministry?

One of the MAJOR keys to sticking around and have longevity in your youth ministry is being able to recognize and navigate slowing down from time to time.  Sometimes slowing now allows you to do more later.

In this episode Justin Knowles shares awesome practical steps to take when you need a downshift in your Youth Ministry.  In this interview you’ll learn how to recognize when you need to downshift, what that looks like, and how to go about having the needed conversations to enable you to do so.

Links mentioned:

When you need to downshift in ministry (blog post on DYM) by Justin Knowles


Resources mentioned in this Podcast:

The Longer Haul Mailing List

An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest by Alan Fadling

Burnout Graphic from Crossway



In this particular episode, you will learn:

  • How to recognize the need to downshift
  • What downshifting really looks like
  • How to have the needed conversation to begin downshifting


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