If I could only share one thing with those just entering professional youth ministry (and I had the opportunity in Bob’ Rice’s class at Franciscan University in Steubenville to say just this), it would be this:
So, you love god and Jesus? Great!
And you believe and heartily belong to the Church?? Cool!!
And, you like and appreciate young people??? Awesome!!!
You have all the Makings of am incredible
Catholic Youth Ministry VOLUNTEER.
Here is the thing that we really do not talk all that often about… but Administration, Delegation, Collaboration, and, sometimes, even Bi-location are some of the essential –ions related to the ministry… related to the job. If a newbie does not figure these out, or even an experience pro does still with it, we are no long for maintaining our effectiveness or “professional” standing in the field of Catholic Youth Ministry
What would be your one thing about which you would mentor a newbie professional in ministry?