Sharing Pieces of the Puzzle

Mike Hayes shares the importance of a team approach to young adult ministry. Leaders of young adult ministries hold the keys to creating a successful program, but they need not keep the planning all to themselves:

Often, a leader of a young adult ministry program keeps all the pieces of the puzzle to themselves. The problem with this is that if that leader moves on the entire vision and inner-workings of the ministry moves on with that person. This often leaves a void that takes months or even years to overcome. 

To avoid this pitfall, use a team approach. The leadership team should be wide and deep with members having shared responsibilities and a shared vision so that the ministry can continue even when the key initiator leaves.

Read more about leading a young adult ministry in the Essentials section.