The 2 Questions I Ask Every Volunteer Leader

There are countless things that I love about youth ministry; one of those things is the explosion of job descriptions for volunteers in the ministry. These job descriptions list qualifications and expectations, ...

Volunteer Camp Gifts

I had camp a few weeks ago! I went to the Windermere Baptist Conference Center for AreaOne Camp. I have never been to this camp before, but the speakers and the worship team looked awesome, so I was really looking ...

Giving Constructive Criticism

Confrontation.  It’s hard, it’s messy, but it’s needed. So how do you give constructive criticism to someone in a way that isn’t rejected? I’m going to present a method to give it in a ...

Engaging students you have nothing in common with

Confession time: I like to talk to people who are like me. You probably do the same thing as well. You naturally gravitate to someone in a room who you feel you have a connection with. On Sunday mornings and ...

Open Letter to Volunteers

Dear Volunteer, If you are reading this, it does not mean that you are in trouble; nor does it mean the youth pastor who sent you this to you is upset with you. This is a list of things on their heart that they may ...

Pregnancy in Youth Ministry

Pregnancy in youth ministry:  Nope, I am not talking about your teenagers, I am talking about your ministers.  Starting a family is an intimidating thought to begin with, but trying to balance it with ministry is ...

A Letter to Adult Volunteers

Dear Adult Volunteer, You are valuable in our student ministry. We believe you are the heartbeat of the student ministry. We believe you will make an eternal impact on this generation. Jesus trusted and empowered ...

Ten Keys To Family Ministry Volunteers Part 2

If you haven’t already, hop over and see Part 1, the first 5 keys that have seen success in recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers for family ministry!  These tips should work for volunteers in any ...

Ten Keys To Family Ministry Volunteers Part 1

I’m working on putting together a list of key volunteer practices that have led to success in my limited amount of ministry.  I have a huge passion to equip other people for the ministry God’s called ...

[Contest] Social Media and Volunteers

I (Jeremy) am wanting to put together a great resource for youth workers in the area of social media over at seventy8 Productions. Of course, I can and eventually will put out a resource from my own experiences and ...