I was recently speaking at a conference about building a team of dynamic volunteers when someone asked, “What do I do if I can’t get adults to serve as leaders in my youth ministry?”
It’s actually a question that I get often. It’s something that’s happened to me several times. When you don’t have the people to run the ministry you want then it’s time to
Recruiting volunteers has to be a priority. And, if you expect emails, bulletin and pulpit announcements are going to do the job you’ll only find disappointment.
Too often we expect people to accept our invitation to serve simply by asking them. The problem is it’s not that easy. While the concept is simple there are at least 3 realities we need to embrace in order to ask people effectively. They are:
Recently my family made the trip to Disney. It was the first time for my kids and the first time I had been since I was 8. I enjoyed myself just as much as I did when I was a kid; however, my experience was completely different.
As a kid I was caught up in the magic and wonder of the experience. As an adult I was not only amazed by the environments but the intentionality the park puts into creating life long memories. My experience sparked the question:
I’m starting over and it’s a humbling experience. I’ve been at my new job for less than a year and fall programming is right around the corner. The big question that looms in my mind is “Will anyone show?”
Will teenagers show up to the program if I don’t require them to be there? Will anyone want to come back if it doesn’t meet their expectations?
What content are you using for your youth ministry? Is it doing everything it promised? If you aren’t totally satisfied with your purchase or if you’re struggling to use it that’s okay.
No curriculum is perfect for your youth ministry. But, there are some resources that are better. Deciding on which ones to choose and why can be challenging. So before you add that message series to your cart or hit subscribe be sure you: