When was the last time you took a step back and evaluated your student ministry? I’m not talking about a few minutes of reflection, but a period of time where you ask yourself some tough questions about your ministry. Are we fulfilling the Great Commission? Are we producing committed followers of Jesus? Are we developing our students as well as our adult volunteers into Godly leaders within their culture? These are just a few of the many questions we need to continually ask ourselves to properly evaluate our student ministry. It would be wise to bring others into this discussion and evaluation as well. This is why I am excited to share today’s freebie with you!
One of the most important groups of people you should use to help you evaluate your student ministry is your graduating seniors. The majority of them have been in your student ministry for quite some time and see the ministry in a whole different light than you normally do. They can reveal things about your ministry that you may not be able to see. Plus, they will probably be extremely honest with you about your ministry flaws and failures because they are about to be out of it! Either way, your graduating seniors are a great group to help you honestly evaluate your student ministry and it will also show you how your ministry has impacted them.
Chuck Bomar, founder of College Leader and pastor of Colossae Church, has provided a document with ten questions you should ask your graduating seniors. Chuck says, “Asking graduated seniors the following questions can help you become better at what you do, be more in tune with the actual needs of your students, and provide a natural way for you to give a few things for them to think about as they move onto the next stage of education.”
Click on the link below to download Chuck Bomar’s document of ten questions to ask your graduating seniors.