Episode 4: Youth Ministry by the Numbers

No question brings more fear into a youth worker’s heart than, “How many kids did you have in youth group last night?” For millennia (or at least the last twenty years), youth workers have struggled with how to think about numbers in youth ministry. Do they matter? Is attendance an appropriate metric for the health of a youth ministry? And of course—are 100 students better than 10? In this episode, Bryan and Erik discuss when numbers are important, how they can hurt a youth ministry, and one of them questions their integrity.