Have you ever doubted your ability to lead? Maybe it happened when something didn’t go according to plan, or maybe it felt like no one was listening. Doubt will creep in, but it shouldn’t linger.
How a leader becomes confident in his or her ability doesn’t happen overnight. Confidence is a choice that comes from developing a:
Let’s face it, we could all use more volunteers. Doesn’t matter how many you have the demand to do more and expand your capacity is always there. The question is, “Is your system for recruiting effective?”
There is not one way of recruiting volunteers, but some are more effective than others. When it comes to recruiting volunteers you want to avoid:
I’ll never forget the first time I was chewed out by a parent. I wanted to shut down and completely isolate myself from them. I remember thinking, “If parents didn’t have to be involved ministry would be so much easier.”
Parents can be one of the greatest challenges to your ministry; however, they can also be one of your greatest assets. If you want to be successful in youth ministry then you need to remember that parents matter because they:
I was asked in a radio interview, “Who has primary responsibility when it comes to teens and their faith formation? Is it the parents, the church or teens who should own their faith?”
At the heart of the question is another one, “Who is responsible for whether a teen stays or leaves the church?” The answer is:
I’m the new guy once again. As a kid, I hated being the new guy because there was a lot of unknown. As an adult, there still is a lot of unknown with being new and that’s okay. In fact, it’s better.
It’s going to be fun blogging to all of you from the perspective of someone who has been in ministry for over a decade and now as someone who is new. As I settle into this new position I’m reminded that when you start over you need: