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Letting Others Lead Part Two

Letting Others Lead Part Two

Being the leader of your ministry is one thing. Learning how to let others lead is something else. This week we are considering three ideas that might help us as we take the big step in letting others lead. In our first installment we consider the step of actually...
Letting Others Lead Part 1

Letting Others Lead Part 1

A couple of years ago, our church sent a group of adults and students on a week-long mission trip. It was the first time that a trip took place under my leadership that I didn’t lead. Over the years I have become very comfortable in the leader position. I have...
Find the Right Volunteers

Find the Right Volunteers

It’s now two months into the ministry year, and I have a good problem. I need more leaders. Students are coming and bringing friends, which is good. The problem is we currently don’t have enough leaders to meaningfully engage with all of them. And, I don’t think I’m...
Partnering with Parents is Good for Everyone

Partnering with Parents is Good for Everyone

Hands up if you’ve ever found that working with parents in your youth ministry setting can be tedious? I’m with you. I’ve been in and around youth ministry for nearly a decade in different ways, but it’s only now that I have begun to feel like I’ve made some headway...
Embrace the Chaos

Embrace the Chaos

Last year I started a new position in a new church community. One of the things I had observed right off the bat as I was evaluating the culture was how noisy and rambunctious this particular group of students were. Don’t get me wrong, this can easily describe many...

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