A Resource From Youth Ministry Resources
We have talked before that while your Adult Bible Study curriculum is an important part of your bible study there are people in your group coming in with real needs that are far more important. As a part of meeting those needs you have to create a safe environment where people can share their needs and step up to meet them. But what if other needs arise? What if pressing matters come up in the middle of the week? What if for whatever reason people can not make it to the group for a while? You need to create some type of network up where people can tell others when they are struggling. You need to have people in place who know how they can step up and meet needs. Far too often I see churches set up in a way where only a limited number of people are actually in a position to have their needs heard and met. If you are not highly connected you may be left out on a limb. I also see a lot of situations where people do not know what to do once something happens. They do not know how to reach out. You need to remember that you are more than just a teacher of Adult Bible Study Curriculum. You need to be a trainer, mentor, and manager who builds a network that is ever ready to do ministry and meet needs.