What To Do When You Don’t Have Enough Volunteers To Run The Ministry You Want

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

The Simple Trap That Could Derail Your Ministry’s Success

I sometimes hate social media. When I’m looking at Instagram or Facebook and come across another youth ministry’s feed I find myself combatting an emotion I’m embarrassed to admit. JEALOUSY.

But, the problem isn’t social media. It’s something deeper and can be a big obstacle that holds back your potential to lead the next generation. That problem stems from something called 

Maybe You’ve Been Doing Ministry All Wrong

Have you ever wondered, “Do I really know what I’m doing?” It’s a thought we all have but are afraid to answer. Even if the answer is NO that’s okay because sometimes we have to re-think youth ministry.

Last week I attended the DYM 100, a mini conference hosted by Download Youth Ministry. Reggie Joiner, founder of Orange opened up the conference sharing 7 ways he was re-thinking youth ministry:

3 Realities That Will Change The Way You Recruit Volunteers

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: 

Stop Limiting Your Capacity To Do More

Why You Need To Build Your Network

Labor Day is when we remember the hard work that’s gone into building this country. But, it’s also an important reminder to a priceless principle in ministry.


Labor Day is a reminder that we can’t do what we do on our own. If I were to be honest my hardest moments in ministry came when I tried to