We love great ideas. We get enthusiastic about them and are ready to run off and implement. Now great ideas are important and necessary. These are the source of our programs, our recruiting and networking, etc. Where would we be without them? Yet, by themselves they are not enough.
Mark DeVries of Youth Ministry Architects reminds us of the need for foundations and structures that can sustain what we are doing. They take time but are required for the long haul, for a youth ministry that is sustainable.
I am looking forward to hearing Mark and the lively conversation we will have with him this weekend at our Youth Workers' Gathering in Oklahoma City at Church of the Servant. In the meanwhile, here is a question for you:
How are you building so that your youth ministry is sustainable?
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