Awesome article from Will Hutcherson! Never lose sight of each individual student that walks into your ministry!
My first perspective of student ministry was not your typical story. When I started, I was working full time at a very large church as the programming and production guy in a student ministry with a weekly attendance of 600. Over the course of 5 years and multiple youth pastor transitions, the attendance never went below 200. Needless to say, I had a very narrow view of what student ministry looks like. That is, until my first pastorate in 2006.
I had moved to a new city to attend Southeastern University and was given the chance by a faithful pastor, Don Ewart, to take a part time youth pastor position for a small church of 50. The student ministry that I was asked to lead had a weekly attendance of 5, AND, 3 of them were brothers! When that one family didn’t show, we lost over half the youth group!
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