The Wall is a resource to help youth pastors lead more effective student ministries. This simple—yet revolutionary—tool will assist you in defining your vision, preparing your year in advance, and planning your weekly services. The objective is to simplify your life so you can focus on doing what you do best—connecting students to Jesus.
Have you ever heard the saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”? Over the years, we have seen this become a sad reality for many leaders of student ministries. With the pressures of life and demands of ministry in a local church, many leaders are operating on a week-to-week basis that results in lack of vision, poor planning, unnecessary stress, and stagnant student ministries. The Wall is our attempt to change that. Instead of pointing out what you’re doing wrong, we want to help you do something right. We want to come alongside and equip you to be the leader God called you to be, so that your student ministry will grow and the Gospel will bear fruit in your community.
If you walk into the office of a youth pastor at a large, growing church, you will likely see that they have a big calendar on the wall. A closer inspection will reveal that they have their entire year planned out month-by-month. They know what they are doing and when they are doing it. Their vision is clear. The writing is on the wall.
This free resource from Youth Alive North Texas will, in short, push you to create your yearly calendar—in advance, not at the last minute. This will result in clear vision, better preparation and planning, more effective communication (both on and off the stage), more free time to spend with students/leaders/parents, and a year with far less stress.
Habakkuk 2:2 states, “Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it.” You may have the best vision in the world, but if it can only be articulated by you and not the members of your church, what purpose is it serving? You have to make the vision clear in order to develop people who reach people.
- 17 Page PDF Resource
- 2 Videos for preparing you to plan and communicate
- Full year timeline guiding you through planning effectively
- Weekly planning service pages to make every service thought out and thorough
- Step by step guide for an impactful Parent Meeting
- Walk through to communicating effectively off-offstage
- and more!