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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Youth Ministry: Fighting term three blues

My observation is that term 3 is traditionally a bluesy term in youth ministry (in fact in any ministry). In Australia it's the coldest term and the term that is most likely to have people disappear from your ministry. Here's 3 tips to fight term 3 blues:
  • Recognise that it's the bluesy term
  • Don't be boring and make it worse
  • Give the term something extra that will create a bit more vibe and energy. It might be more evangelistic events, it might be something crazy, it might be flashing lights, it might be...
If you can get through term 3 without losing droves of peeps - it will mean that in term 4 you can grow rather than re-build. Does that make sense? You can build your numbers rather than trying to find those that have disappeared.

We have some sweet plans for this year's term 3... wheels are currently in motion... I'll let you know soon of the crazy plans. Big. Big would be an understatement.

Got any ideas (tested or not) on fighting term 3 blues?

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