What You Should Expect From Your Team

6 Steps To Help Them Live Up To Your Expectations

Have you ever had a volunteer show up late or unprepared?  Maybe you’ve had that time when someone you relied heavily on dropped the ball and it made you wonder, “Does anyone care about this ministry as much as I do?”

You want the best from your team and you might consider lowering expectations; however, that would be a mistake.  When people don’t meet your expectations you need to consider:

Do You Need To Brand Your Ministry?

3 Truths That Will Help You Effectively Market Your Ministry

Branding works.  When you see golden arches you think about McDonalds.  You see a swoosh and it’s Nike.  But, when someone thinks about your ministry what comes to mind?

Does your ministry need a logo?  Does it need a slogan or catch phrase?  Should you be working with the student band to compose a jingle?  Maybe.

4 Fool Proof Tips To Improving Your Speaking

Why your ministry can't afford a poor communicator

A great speaker can change minds and hearts.  He can capture the attention of many to create change.  Unfortunately, mastering the art of speaking isn’t a priority when it comes to ministry.  It’s often an afterthought and it shows.

Maybe you’ve told yourself, “I’m confident and I can wing this.”  And while you might be a talented speaker you need to make it a priority.  No matter your level of speaking you need to make sure you improve it by:

How To Engage Your Audience

4 Highly Important Areas To Check Before You Speak

Have you ever wondered, “Are people listening?”  It’s a question we ask at parent meetings, giving a message to teenagers or a training with volunteers.  It’s an important question to answer because if they aren’t engaged with what you are saying then you are just wasting time.

Engaging your audience isn’t just based on charisma and talent.  You need to work at it and it takes a plan.  To fully grab their focus you need to:

Communication is paramount in youth ministry, especially when it comes to message delivery.  In this edition of MYM 5 Minute Thought Chris talks about the keys to delivering a powerful message that will move teens (and adults) into action.

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