NextLevel Online: Student Ministry Training

Session 5: One Final Piece of Advice for Student Ministry

In the last session, we learn how to maintain longevity in ministry.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline
  • The largest statistic on youth ministry in a study done concluded with this advice to youth workers: persevere.
    • Sometimes it’s important just to stay.

Two key relationships to longevity in ministry:

  • The first is spouse
  • The second is boss

How can you maintain longevity? You have to stay healthy spiritually and physically.

The five main challenges in longevity have to do with time:

  • Too busy for personal devotional time
  • Job demands more
  • Emotional strain
  • Regret not spending time with youth who’ve stopped coming
  • Too little time for themselves

Questions to think about:

  • How are you doing?
  • Are you spending time with God?
  • Are you praying?
  • Are you loving your family with time and energy?
  • Are you loving your spouse?
  • Are you honoring your ministry?
  • Are you a good steward with this ministry?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.