For those of us employed in youth ministry, we inevitably need some way to report on how well we are doing our jobs. The easiest way to do that is to list events, meetings, one-on-one time, and count them up and report the numbers how many people were at the events.
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you can probably guess that I don’t much care for that standard of measure. My question is, how can we concisely yet accurately report back to church Councils and congregations what is going on within the youth ministries at our church?
I say this both as someone who has to do the reporting back to my congregation and as someone who will begin my first role as a supervisor this summer. Our church is getting our first-ever youth ministry intern, and I will be that person’s supervisor. How can I evaluate that person constructively, especially given the fact that they will be with us for a short period of time?