Are you ready?

by Jesse Criss Edited with Grammarly Try it Free


A new season of Student Ministries is about to start in both Canada and the USA and the question is are you ready?

  • Not are you ready to meet new students?
  • Not are you ready for the fall retreat?
  • Not are you ready for that first relationship drama you will have to deal with?

No, my question is are you ready with a plan for the year?

I have discovered that very few Student Ministries, Pastors, Leaders or even Churches plan farther than a few months at a time. Maybe you have from now to December planned out, but the odds are extremely low you know what you want to do into 2020 and beyond.

As I have talked about this with ministry friends, taught this in university and lived it out over 20 years I’ve come to realize that most people want to actually plan in advance but simply don’t know how to do it. It was actually one of the first questions I tackled when I started Fresh Ministry and is the topic of the second book I published.

So back to my question, are you ready? if so blessing on you… if not consider checking out one or both of these resources. You also always welcome to contact me with your questions.

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If you would like to know more about this topic or learn how to implement this in your youth program feel free to contact me.