Overcoming Fear and Self Doubts: A Guide for Youth Pastors
Feeling overwhelmed by insecurities, fears and self-doubt as a youth pastor? Don't worry, because you're not alone! In this episode, we open up about how to address these issues as a youth pastor. We share our insights on shifting the focus from self to Jesus, the true mainstay of youth ministry and how building the right team plays a significant role in managing these fears and doubts. We delve into the significance of cultivating a unified team - a group of individuals who echo your vision yet welcome healthy disagreement. We'll also touch on the risk of harboring team members who consider themselves as the 'rightful youth pastor,' a mindset that can inject toxicity into your ministry. Moreover, a supportive team can serve as your anchor when you're grappling with difficult experiences. We also underline the importance of humility in leadership, especially when dealing with criticism and judgment. We explore how incorporating inclusivity into decision-making processes can create a more positive environment and better accept feedback. We also discuss the significance of stepping out of your comfort zone, confronting fear and anxiety head-on, and the surprising results that may come from embracing challenges.
Book mentioned in this episode:
"200 Pomegranates & an Audience of One" By Shawn Wood: https://amzn.to/44iY36i
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