Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What's the best night for a youth ministry??

I'm putting together our youth ministry calendar for the 2008-09 school year, and have a basic question. What's the best night of the week to even have a youth ministry? It needs to be a time that is convenient both for church families and unchurched youth in the community.

What do you think? What does your church do? What pros and cons have you noticed? Please take my poll below.

Here are some thoughts I've come up with:

Sunday - PRO: no school activities to interfere; CON: we currently have a Sunday evening service; families are getting ready for their school and work week.
Monday - CON: it's the very beginning of the school week.
Tuesday - CON: it's right in the middle of the school week; lots of sports practices and games.
Wednesday - PRO: this is a common youth group night for churches. CON: we currently have prayer meeting on this night; other local churches already offer a youth group on this night.
Thursday - CON: probably the busiest night of the school week as students prepare for papers, tests, and sports games on Friday.
Friday - PRO: it's at the beginning of the weekend; students can stay out later. CON: football and basketball games.
Saturday - PRO: we could start a little earlier. CON: this lumps all the church activities together instead of spreading them throughout the week; could prevent students and their families from being rested and prepared for Sunday worship.

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