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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Training Volunteers On The Go

4 New and Not So New Ways To Keep Your Leaders Growing

I keep telling myself that I have to make time to meet with my volunteers.  The problem is that life is so busy for me and them.  In the end it can be overwhelming and easy to feel stuck.

Building a dynamic team for your ministry would be easy if life happened in a vacuum.  Unfortunately, it seems like no one has time to connect, meet and grow together.  So how do train your volunteers while you are constantly on the go?

How To Keep In Touch With Former Students

Taking Advantage of When Students Return Home

I love these first couple of weeks of the new year because you run into college students coming back from break.  Some of them are excited to see you and others are hoping you don’t ask the question, “Have you been going to church?”

As youth ministers we care if our teens continue to grow as disciples after they leave our ministry.  The tendency is to ask about their spiritual life, but maybe we should take a different approach.  Before getting into their spiritual life: