79th Annual NCCL Conference
Join me on May 19th (2:15pm) in Buffalo, New York at the NCCL (National Conference for Catechetical Leadership) Conference. I will be hosting a workshop on Rebuilding Youth Ministry where we’ll be discussing strategies to build a sustainable youth ministry, advocate for youth ministry and build a strong volunteer team.
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There will be a book signing at the Ave Maria booth after my Tuesday presentation from 3:30pm - 4:30pm
It seems to always happen at the worst moment possible. You know the moment you want everyone tuned into God. Maybe it’s during your message, or a quiet moment of prayer. It’s during that time the disruption begins. Teenagers.
In youth ministry there will always be disruptive teens. The challenge of dealing with them can be overwhelming. You don’t want to kick anyone out, but you need to make sure you protect everyone else’s experience. Take on distractions in your ministry by:
Volunteers are one of the most precious resources to a youth ministry. We know the more we have the more we can do. The challenge is keeping them around for the long haul.
If you can get people to serve year after year it’s easier to create momentum. People will help you see the trends and tackle the larger issues. The question is, “How do you ask someone to stick around for years?”
If you want men and women to commit to your youth ministry year in and year out you need to: