Have you ever had a volunteer show up late or unprepared? Maybe you’ve had that time when someone you relied heavily on dropped the ball and it made you wonder, “Does anyone care about this ministry as much as I do?”
You want the best from your team and you might consider lowering expectations; however, that would be a mistake. When people don’t meet your expectations you need to consider:
Branding works. When you see golden arches you think about McDonalds. You see a swoosh and it’s Nike. But, when someone thinks about your ministry what comes to mind?
Does your ministry need a logo? Does it need a slogan or catch phrase? Should you be working with the student band to compose a jingle? Maybe.
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:
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?
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: