“And the time came for her to be delivered, and she gave birth to her first-born son, wrapped him swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger – because there was no room for them in the inn.”
What will your youth ministry give birth to this coming year? I’m thinking that, by now, you’re 1) taking a little breather from a hectic church schedule and 2) considering what you want to change/add/delete in your youth ministry come January. If that’s so, you’re right on track with the rest of us.
Here’s a few questions I’d like you to noodle on in that spaghetti bowl of multiple thoughts for the future:
“No room in the inn” – What do you need to “close the door on” in your ministry?
“No room in the inn” – What habits send the message to your family that there’s no room for them in your schedule? What can you do about that in 2013?
“No room in the inn” – When students come for the first time to your youth group, what message do they get: “The door is always open!” or “Really, there’s no room for you here”? What 5 steps can you take to maximize one and minimize the other?
“No room in the inn” – What rooms in the “home of you” have you shut God out?
I’ll be thinking about this, too.
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!