You announce registration is open for camp, you can’t wait to see who signs up. But, no one does. A couple of weeks pass by and still no one. Panic sets in and you start to wonder, “What’s going on?”
Whenever I talk to a client about this situation I ask them, “What’s your communication strategy?” Most people don’t have one and that’s the reason no one responds. If you want people responding to your invitations, and announcements you need to:
Let’s face it, we could all use more volunteers. Doesn’t matter how many you have the demand to do more and expand your capacity is always there. The question is, “Is your system for recruiting effective?”
There is not one way of recruiting volunteers, but some are more effective than others. When it comes to recruiting volunteers you want to avoid:
Something a lot of youth ministers stress over is content. And nothing is more frustrating than spending money and time on content that teens won’t embrace.
Picking the right content takes more than an online search or purchasing the latest release. To pick the right content for your ministry you need to:
If you aren’t a good writer your ministry will suffer. I know that might sound odd considering youth ministry is very relational and writing doesn’t seem to mesh with that, but it’s true.
Writing is a skill that every youth minister needs to develop. It’s not only an investment in yourself but in your ministry. And that’s because the more you write:
Youth ministry is an incredible job, but it’s also very demanding. And, that’s why it can be frustrating when coworkers, parents, and even the teens don’t take you seriously.
Youth ministry is a profession and it should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, it’s often viewed as babysitting for teenagers. If you are tired of being patronized or just looking to advocate youth ministry as a serious position then: