Podcast: 5 Benefits of Long Term Student Ministry

The average length of time for a youth minister at one position has been said to be between 12 and 24 months. There are a variety of reasons for this. Sometimes it’s a season of life. Sometimes it is a step while in seminary to be ordained. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, and 12 months is as long as you can hold on. Sometimes a better offer comes along.

Lives can be changed and awesome ministry can happen in short term, however I want to talk about 5 benefits of long term student ministry that I believe cannot happen in just a few months or years. Check out this episode of the ministry2youth podcast.

Have you been in your ministry location for a long period of time? What are some of the benefits you have seen?

What are some of the benefits of serving for a shorter period of time?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments.



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  1. February 28, 2017

    Great podcast. Definitely like the idea of trying new things and see what works/doesn’t work to change for planning ahead. Experimenting on social media, worship services, announcement videos are all a step to see what works!

    • February 28, 2017

      Glad you liked it. Yes! I think finding the best way to communicate with your parents and students should have been on there. Thanks for listening.

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