Numbers matter in youth ministry. They always have, and they always will. We care about how many students show up, and often we live and die by those numbers.
But what do they mean? How do we count them? What factors influence them? And most importantly, how do we not let our emotions rise and fall with the weekly roller coaster of how many students showed up to our youth ministry?
In this episode, Steve and Mathew talk about their golf games, deflation and inflation, and the new trampoline park and Sunday Chick Fil A that Mathew somehow finagled for his youth ministry. They also talk honestly about their own struggles of releasing their egos and emotions as it relates to numbers.
It’s THE NUMBERS GAME, and we all have to play it, whether we like it or not.