With the launch of The Gathering Place, I feel as though we need to be doing a bit of a celebratory happy dance! Finally, a place where youth workers from across the nation (heck, world!) can gather to talk, to share, to learn, and to simply be with one another as we listen for the whispers of what God is calling forth!
As we kick off The Gathering Place–a website created by youth leaders for youth leaders–what could be more legitimate than to discuss why youth ministry? What keeps YOU going?
Did you know that the average tenure for youth ministry is about 3 years? Youth ministry has a bad reputation for taking in bright eyed and bushy tailed youth ministers energized and ready to change the world and spit them out a few year later, ready to leave the ministry all-together.
This needs to stop.