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If only...

New Year often means a new start - new ways of doing things and frustrations with the way things have been. If only I had five more leaders. If only I had a wonderful youth centre rather than a very obvious church hall. If only my young people could afford to go on a youth camp. We could do so much more if ... . And the sentence trails off into a dream world that you feel is unattainable.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

Have you ever sat down and wished you could transform the youth ministry at your church into something better but where do you start. 'I need a new strategy but the first step even baffles me, let alone all the hard graft of making ideas into reality'. Here are some stages that may help.