Saw this post from Justin Knowles, one of the guys on our high school ministry staff, last week. I think it’s probably something that you’ve either gone through yourself or will go through at some point in your ministry. Definitely one to keep in mind, and a great reminder to be praying for the students that have slipped through the cracks.
Check out the first part of Justin’s post, then head over to his blog for more.
It is in my nature to want to make student feel welcome. I want to invite them in. This last year there has been a few students who joined my small group, which is amazing. These students were invited by friends, they were coming consistently they were engaging in conversation, they were “in”… then one day he was gone. The student disappeared. Just stopped coming. Gone. Not really, cause I still saw him via social media and such, but just not coming to group anymore. The others in the group still invited him to come, I pursued him. Nothing.
What do we do? What happens when students just stop showing up?