“We are going to start with training our new youth minister here at FirstLight. Thank you for leading our focus group and getting her on board. She would not be here without that focus group. We would like to stay in touch!”
Brad Wheeler, pastor
FirstLight United Methodist Church in Gardner, Kansas
FirstLight asked YMI to lead a pre-hiring focus group to hire a new youth minister with the goal of finding someone who might stay on for many years. A church member with a teaching background stepped forward at the end of the focus group and offered to interview for the position. With her investment in the church, FirstLight UMC is creating new goals for its youth ministry and its new youth minister.