Ministry Architects – Sunday June 26 Listening Session
Why Ministry Architects?
At Ministry Architects, we believe there is a better way, a better way than one-size-fits-all training events and quick-fix searches for superstar staffers. It all starts with building intentionally. So, like architects, we don’t tell churches what they want to build. We start by listening and then show them a blueprint of exactly how they can move from where they are to where they want to be. And then we walk alongside them as to make sure that they build the kind of infrastructure they will need to create the youth ministry they dream of having. We have made it our mission to help churches establish sustainable, deep-impact youth ministries, one church at a time.
What is going to happen when Ministry Architects is here?
Ministry Architects will spend most of their time listening to a variety of groups within the church through focused listening groups. After, the Ministry Architects team will hunker down to write a report, sharing with the church what they’ve heard about the youth programs and where they hear that the church wants to go. The report will lay out a blueprint for how to move forward.
As a parent, why should I attend?
As a parent, you have the strongest influence on your child’s spiritual development, and you are the center of faith formation in your family. Ministry Architects wants to hear your hopes, dreams, and concerns about the youth ministry. Parents can give feedback on how the youth ministry is helping their teen to grow into the person that God created him/her to be. Parents are a vital piece to the Christian nurture of their children and Ministry Architects wants them to be invested in the process of building a strong foundation.
As a youth volunteer, why should I attend?
Volunteers obviously care about the youth ministry through their commitment of time, energy, and love. You can give perspective to how you see the ministry affecting the lives of the youth because you are on the “front lines.” You can see what the strengths & challenges are and can bring about change and improvement to the ministry in which you are serving. Your feedback is invaluable.
As a church member who is not a part of the youth ministry, why should I attend?
Faith formation is a community effort – it takes many folks to model the Christian life to young people. Members of the church set the example to youth on how to worship, how to live a Christ-like life, and how to serve Christ in others. As a church member your feedback is significant in moving the youth ministry forward in a sustainable model. As Christians, we are called to nurture faith in our young people. Investing your time in a listening group shows the care that members of the church have for its youth. Ministry Architects values the “outside” view that you can give.
What will the report look like?
The Assessment Report will start by reflecting to the church what the Ministry Architects team heard people saying about the youth ministry. We compare your church to norms across the country. We will point out the assets of the programs – the things to protect and keep. We will also share the challenges that we see – the things that are roadblocks to the ministry moving strategically forward. We then lay out a blueprint for how to strategically move the youth ministry from where it is now to where you want it to be. These recommendations include a detailed timeline laying out the process month by month.Minis