Hope this Helps: The Problem of Youth Pastor Turnover
The rate of turnover in youth ministry is a real issue. Dean Inserra, Lead Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, discusses the problem in his article In and Out: #YouthPastorProblems. He says, “It is no secret that churches struggle to keep a youth pastor around. Statistically, the average tenure of a youth pastor on staff at one local church is very short. I have observed around 18 months as a general time frame. This means that by the time a high school student graduates from his or her student ministry, there may have been as many as three youth pastors circulating through the ministry. Yikes.”
Join us for Rooted 2016, an intimate youth ministry conference, where we will explore the good news that God’s grace is sufficient for our relationships: with ourselves, with others, with the world, and with God. Jesus is our reconciliation yesterday, today, and forever.