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

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: 

Why Disney Does Church So Well

4 Transferable Principles Every Church Should Embrace

Recently my family made the trip to Disney. It was the first time for my kids and the first time I had been since I was 8. I enjoyed myself just as much as I did when I was a kid; however, my experience was completely different.

As a kid I was caught up in the magic and wonder of the experience. As an adult I was not only amazed by the environments but the intentionality the park puts into creating life long memories. My experience sparked the question:

What You Need To Do To Help Teens Show Up

6 Steps To Increase Interest And Engagnement

I’m starting over and it’s a humbling experience. I’ve been at my new job for less than a year and fall programming is right around the corner. The big question that looms in my mind is “Will anyone show?”

Will teenagers show up to the program if I don’t require them to be there? Will anyone want to come back if it doesn’t meet their expectations?

Why Youth Small Groups Are So Important

5 Reasons To Start Them In Your Youth Ministry

Want to know why a teenager will come back to your youth ministry? It’s because they feel connected and known. The best way to build that connection is with small groups.

Small groups are one of the most effective structures your youth ministry can embrace. If you really want to have an impact on a teenagers life you need to invest make them an intricate part of your ministry because small groups: