Congratulations on making it this far in the 30 Day Ministry Challenge. You’re half-way there. At the half-way point, many people get discouraged and give up. It takes an extra push to get to where we need to be in ministry. This week, we will concentrate on relationships you need to foster in your ministry.
Show Students You Care
Your students won’t care what programs you have planned for them or how much you teach them about God unless they know you care about them. So this year, make a concerted effort to show your students love. Here are a few ways you can do that.
Talk to your students. Get to church early enough to set up long before students arrive. This gives you time to talk to them when they come in. If you’re too busy to hear about their week, they’ll think you don’t care.
Acknowledge birthdays. Everybody wants to know people care enough to acknowledge their birthday. Send a card, or better yet, call them on the special day.
Go to events. There is nothing more exciting for a student than to have their pastor or teacher show up at one of their school events. Let the students know you want to hear about when they have events, and show up.
Visit their homes. This may take a while, but if you visit one to two homes a week, it will make a large impact on your students.
Pray for them. Don’t only have them raise their hand so you can pray during general prayer times. Write down students’ requests, then follow up the next week letting them know you prayed for them all week.
Praise your students. Every student needs affirmed, especially the ones who act out. Find opportunities to praise each of your students.