Ever feel like your message is falling on deaf ears? Is it because people are too busy and distracted? Or, is it because you are not intentional with how you communicate?
Youth ministers are communicators. Whether you speak at your program, a training for volunteers or a meeting for parents you need to have a clear and effective message. If you don’t
I go back and forth whether or not to eliminate email from my phone. It’s a distraction from family and rest, but a necessary form of communication. Where do you fall?
No matter the decision it’s important to set rules around your email use. If you don’t you’ll find yourself struggling to get any REAL work done. To be more productive with your inbox start:
You announce registration is open for camp, you can’t wait to see who signs up. But, no one does. A couple of weeks pass by and still no one. Panic sets in and you start to wonder, “What’s going on?”
Whenever I talk to a client about this situation I ask them, “What’s your communication strategy?” Most people don’t have one and that’s the reason no one responds. If you want people responding to your invitations, and announcements you need to:
Something a lot of youth ministers stress over is content. And nothing is more frustrating than spending money and time on content that teens won’t embrace.
Picking the right content takes more than an online search or purchasing the latest release. To pick the right content for your ministry you need to:
If you aren’t a good writer your ministry will suffer. I know that might sound odd considering youth ministry is very relational and writing doesn’t seem to mesh with that, but it’s true.
Writing is a skill that every youth minister needs to develop. It’s not only an investment in yourself but in your ministry. And that’s because the more you write: