3 Tips to Recruit More Volunteers

3 Tips to Recruit More Volunteers

After 12 years of ministry, I haven’t found a person who said they got into ministry because they love volunteer recruitment and management! Sure, some church leaders possess the skills needed to recruit, train, and retain volunteers, but most leaders struggle to find...
The Most Important Gift You Can Give Your Child or Student

The Most Important Gift You Can Give Your Child or Student

The most important gift you can give this year is to help them notice, appreciate, use, and give the gifts they already have. Here’s how. Noticing and identifying A lot of times, our strengths and greatest gifts are readily available, but until we recognize them, they...
An Immoral Youth Ministry Decision

An Immoral Youth Ministry Decision

I may be on the fringe here (and like all things, I reserve the right to be wrong and have my mind changed) but I think one of the most immoral decisions we can make in youth ministry is to prioritize OURSELVES – the staff, the leaders, the adults – over...
Getting Middle Schoolers to Pay Attention

Getting Middle Schoolers to Pay Attention

There is a level of frustration, irritation, and anger some people will never know unless they are a youth worker. Getting students to settle down, stop talking, and listen can be some of the most difficult tasks you will do in youth ministry. It can seem impossible...

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