Every team needs to meet. Meetings are where we reaffirm our commitment to the mission of the team, share ideas about how to best accomplish the ministry, celebrate victories, and think through how to tackle the challenges we face.
Meetings must also be focused, or everyone can get quickly frustrated. No one wants to sit through a pointless meeting.
Below are three principles that will help you have a great youth leader meeting.
Make prayer central.
This isn’t just a business meeting. Take time to pray for each other. Share prayer requests related to youth ministry and life. Pray for the students, especially if any are facing some significant issues in life. Model the kind of care and concern we want to see in the small group.
Pick a principle or article to guide your discussion.
Build your discussion around one of the principles from youth training, one of the conversations on youth ministry, or one of the leadership conversations at PursueGOD.org. Before the meeting, tell your leaders what you are going to discuss, and have them preview the conversation.
Confirm the calendar.
Close the meeting by going over any upcoming events or calendar details. It’s wise to use this time to schedule your next meeting, even if it is some time in the future.
- Set Up: Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What are some characteristics of a bad meeting?
- What are some characteristics of a good meeting?
- Why is it important to pray and promote relationships in your youth leader meetings?
- Takeaway: Write a personal action step based on this conversation.