5. Seek input.
You’ve taken time to think and write down your thoughts. Next, you asked the important questions and consulted the calendar. Now sit down with leadership and pitch the idea.
Do you not have to run everything by a committee or through leadership? Then you can gather people you’d like to serve with. Get their input to launch student ministry, events, and programs. Who will be on your team?
6. Remember: Publicity is key.
Promote the event or program with every communication avenue your church culture uses. This includes social media, email, public calendar, website, church app, bulletins, small groups. Allow plenty of time to promote the event.
People need time to check their calendars, plan, and prepare to participate. I used to be surprised by how often our youth group was invited by other student ministries to participate in something they were hosting that same week.
Don’t bury what could be a great idea by pushing it away. The youth program, event, or ministry may not be ready to go now. But it could be a great success in the future. So plan well and then prepare for liftoff!