Much of youth ministry is dependent upon building authentic one-on-one relationships with students. However, if we’re honest, some of us feel more comfortable in group settings than one-on-one interactions. Northwest District NYI President, Billy Buisman, shares some of his thoughts about building one-on-one relationships and empowering students to take ownership in the larger church.
Spend some time reflecting on the questions below as an individual, or as a team, in light of your ministry context. Want to share your thoughts with the larger NYI community? Use #NYITalk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to start the conversation.
- Are you comfortable in one-on-one relationships? Why or why not?
- How have you structured your leadership team to make the most out of one-on-one interactions?
- How does your ministry foster or inhibit one-on-one relationships?
- What strengths do your students have that your whole church can benefit from?
- How can your church create opportunities for students to take on responsibilities outside of the youth ministry?