To effectively grow a ministry, we need to focus on Jesus' example of mountaintop experiences. Jesus preached the Beatitudes on the mountain, he was transfigured on the mountain, and he went to the mountain to pray. Those were transformative experiences that shaped Jesus' ministry. But the majority of Jesus' ministry happened in the valley. People live in the valley, and they occasionally visit the mountain. Jesus did most of his ministry in the valley, in the presence of people, near their homes.
Every week, we plan youth group, Sunday school, and other weekly youth events. Those are valley experiences, because those are our "home" ministry experiences.
And, usually in the summer, we plan a mission trip or camp. We look forward to that experience all year. It is our mountaintop experience!