What makes transition easier?
I am a week old youth pastor in a ministry I have been in for almost 2 years. You would think that would make it better, but I have a history here (good and bad). What can make transition easier?
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Listening. Asking questions. And listening. Write down your thoughts before you say them. When asked for opinions by nosy people, say , "I would love to give you my thoughts but I'm still listening and learning before I feel confident giving my opinion." Then from what you heard after the first month or two, begin shaping your vision for the ministry. From your past experiences and your current observations.
Finally, meet one on one with every youth volunteer whether it's 1 or 25, talk to your Pastor and get him to expense the cost of a coke for your leaders, (for the sake of leadership development) and listen. Then after you have met, get them all together and share the vision. This should all be done within the first 100 days...