Why You Need A Boarding Process For New Volunteers

One of the reasons people don’t get involved in ministry is because it seems like an impossible leap.  Many people feel like they are unqualified and in order to serve they need a masters in theology.

To debunk those myths you need a boarding process for your ministry.  A boarding process creates a clear path of how to get plugged in and what’s required.  To get one started you need to provide:

Why Preparation Matters

Back in high school I used to paint houses; however, I did more prep work (i.e. sanding, spackling) than actual painting.  I hated it because it was thankless hard work.  But, my employer would always remind me, “The preparation matters.”

It’s easy to hate the prep work that goes into youth ministry.  It’s the admin, and organizational needs that no one really sees.  But, it all matters because it sets the ministry up for success.  Prep work matters especially when it comes:

Free Youth Ministry Coaching Sessions

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Want to start or grow the youth ministry in your parish? Looking for a great new approach to recruit volunteers and attract more teens?

Take a deep dive into the most effective strategies for growing a successful youth ministry in Catholic parishes. With the release of his new book, Rebuilding Youth Ministry, Christopher Wesley is giving away three one-hour coaching sessions for three separate parishes.

What will we win?

Three one-hour coaching sessions with Chris.

What topics will be covered?

  1. Creating a Vision and Goals
  2. Recruiting and Investing in Volunteers
  3. Developing Dynamic Small Groups

How will it work?

Meet with Chris via Skype for all three sessions.

How to Enter

Click on the button below to fill out the entry form. The contest ends on April 21, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

How You Should Approach This Summer

The snow is melting at a rapid rate and the temperature is finally manageable.  You can almost taste summer and that means summer camps, volunteer training and content planning are on the horizon.

While summer’s official start is still a few months away, it’s important to start preparing now.  If you can get ahead of the curve you can maximize your time and be better prepared for the juggernaut that fall brings.

To approach the summer correctly you need to:

8 Guidelines To Keep Small Groups Healthy

Small groups sound simple, but they can be very messy.  It takes work to build a program, recruit leaders and get buy in.  But, once you have that you need to keep them healthy.

Small groups are messy because they are relational.  But, that isn’t an excuse for them to have structure and systems.  If anything your small groups need guidelines so that they can grow stronger and go deeper.  To keep them healthy: