10 Hard Things & SYMC

symc 13This week I’ll be spending some time with amazing youth workers from around the world at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Indianapolis. 

It’s one of my favorite times of the year – gotees galore and hipster glasses that will never bring sight to the blind.

One of the workshops I’m leading takes a look at hard decisions we all have to make in ministry – and how those decisions transform us.

In the past year or so, I’ve faced each of these choices and had to navigate my way around the implications.  And I think lots of youth workers face the same dilemmas on any given day.

Do I stay or go?

Do I offer justice or mercy?

Do I choose ministry or money/family/stability?

Do I stay in the youth ministry chair or begin pursuing the big chair?

Do I wage war or make peace?

I can’t wait to swap stories with youth leaders – and share just a little bit of how I navigated those hard decisions.

It’s going to be a great week where the only difficult decision I’ll have to make is grande or venti!

See you there!

Author: Darren Sutton

I've been in student ministry nearly 30 years…which generally just confirms how much I still don't know. Some days I'm the pizza-eating, over-responding, teaching-on-the-fly, desperate-for-volunteers, frustrated-with-co-workers youth leader that we all are. And sometimes…I knock it out of the park. I'm everywhere on social media that you are!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: