From time to time youth ministers send me their job descriptions and one thing that sticks out to me every time is their responsibility to Incorporate youth more into the life of the parish.
It’s a phrase we’ve all heard. It’s something we get the gist of, it’s just not always clear what that should look like. If you want teenagers more active on the weekend then you need to develop an:
How would you rate the effectiveness of your volunteers? Are they helping you run a program or are they helping you create a movement? It’s your responsibility to make them the latter.
You don’t need volunteers to manage a program, you need them to take your ministry to a new level. While meetings and planning can help your team work together if you want them to work better:
Would you consider yourself a great leader? You might think you are a good leader, but great, that’s a different question, right?
Great leaders are brave and willing to take risks. They are intelligent and constantly learning. They are a different breed, but then again leaders do have some odd behaviors like:
Have you hit that point where you can put you can sit down, put your feet up and watch your ministry grow disciples of Jesus Christ? No? Well, you aren’t alone.
Building a youth ministry isn’t an easy task. It takes time but it also means putting together a strategic plan. Whether you are building a youth ministry from scratch or rebuilding a current program you need to make sure you avoid these 5 mistakes:
If you had more people you could do more, right? Finding enough people to run our programs, and grow our ministry seems like an unending problem, it seems so complicated.
BUT, it doesn’t have to be. In fact finding volunteers, recruiting them and getting them on board can be quite simple.