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:
Social media isn’t going anywhere and it’s constantly changing. Even for those of us who love social media using it in a ministry context can be overwhelming. We often struggle with the question: “How should we use it?”
The answer to that question depends on who you are trying to reach, what you are trying to accomplish and what platforms you decide to use. No matter how you use it it’s important to be intentional about it and:
When I ask youth ministers what’s one of the biggest challenges they face most of them say, “RECRUITING ADULTS TO SERVE.” Some of them sound so disheartened and ask me, “How do you get people who are uninterested involved?”
Recruiting volunteers takes work, but it’s not impossible work. In fact the process of recruiting can actually be fruitful. Not only will you build up your team, but learn a lot about your ministry. To get uninterested adults involved in your ministry you need to: