Totally Catholic Youth Ministers Lounge

Are you in youth ministry and you've had it with crazed parents? Rollin' your eyes at the pastoral council? Tired of administration work? Love youth? Love the Church? Appalled at parish politics? Looking for some good games? For a creative ways to teach a lesson for Religious Ed? Just need a place to veg out and say "phew! Someone outside of the parish to talk to!"? Grab y'r Starbucks, turn the computer away from the staff's eyes, grab a seat on a donated dusty couch and let it all go.

Friday, January 06, 2006


Several years ago I heard a stat from either Group Magazine or Youth Specialties saying that youth ministers burn out on average after about 3 years. Knowing what it's like on almost every level I get this stat. However many stay in Youth Ministry.

Have you experienced burnout? Why? How did you deal with it? Why do people get burned out? Why is the turnover in parishes so high?


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